Publish: 28 May 2021, 03:35 pm
Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday demanded a special interim budget for six months for 2021-22 fiscal year to tackle impacts on the economy due to the Covid pandemic, ensuring health services and reducing the suffering of the people.
BNP secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the demand in a press conference at the Gulshan office of the party chairperson, reports media.
Mirza Fakhrul said that many economists suggested that the traditional budget would not be helpful for reviving the country’s economy affected by Covid impacts.
So, the government should announce a six-month budget for 2021-22FY, Fakhrul said.
Fakhrul said that the aim of the budget should be ensuring the health services and reducing the economic sufferings of the people during the Covid crisis.
The party gave a 20-point proposal which should be implemented on a priority basis for reducing people’s suffering and strengthening the country’s economy.
BNP standing committee members Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku attended the press conference.