BNP: Next budget unlikely to be pro-people one


File photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi addressing a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters in Dhaka Focus Bangla

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi says they will come up with a formal reaction to the budget after the finance minister places it in the House

Dubbing the government anti-people, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said it was unlikely that the national budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 would be a public welfare-oriented one.

“No one can expect a public-oriented budget from such an anti-people government. There is no reason that the current regime will place a pro-people budget when it has taken a position against them,” he said at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan headquarters.

Rizvi said their party would come up with a formal reaction to the budget after Finance Minister AMA Muhith places it in the House.

Muhith is set to table a mega budget of around Tk4,68,200 crore in parliament on Thursday for the 2018-19FY ahead of the fast approaching 11th national elections.

Rizvi alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina blatantly mocked with people with her remark that democracy stands on a solid ground in Bangladesh with a strong economy.

“Bangladesh is moving backward, not ahead, under the rule of the current government,” he said.

The BNP leader also voiced concern that the Eid holidaymakers would have to go through terrible sufferings during their journey to and from village homes due to the poor condition of roads and highways across the country.

Dhaka Tribune.


  1. BNP criticism of budget needs some logical elaboration.What is meant by Rizvi as a people oriented budget?How do you define a pro people government if this one is anti government?Has Rizvi got logical reasons to negate that this government is standing on solid democracy?

    Considering BNP’s past performance I wood suggest they need a very hard work to reach the mind of a confused people who had seen only, authoritarian and fascist governments under democratic garb and military dictatorship.Create example on the following aspect:
    1. Democratic culture in the party
    2. Shun off dynastic rule
    3. Screen out corrupt politicians from party
    4. Pledge a future government without corruption
    5. Improve party profile instead of leadership profile


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