Next budget will be over Taka five lakh crore: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will place next budget on June 13 and its size will be over Taka five lakh crore.
"We've placed Taka 4 lakh 64 thousand crore budget in the current fiscal year ... we'll place the new budget on June 13 in Jatiya Sangsad Insha Allah and its size will be over Taka five lakh crore," she announced while hosting an iftar mahfil for the leaders of different political parties at her official Ganabhaban residence.
The prime minister mentioned that when the Awami League formed government in 1996, the size of the budget was very small.
"When we formed the government, the size of the development budget was only Taka 18,000/19,000 crore. But we've framed Taka 2 lakh crore development budget in the next fiscal," she said.
The prime minister said the government wants that everybody will live with his/her basic rights and not a single person to remain homeless and without medicare and will be deprived of the light of education.
Expressing gratitude to the people for reelecting her government to serve them again, Sheikh Hasina once again said the power to her is not a thing to enjoy, rather it is an opportunity to serve the people.
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, AL senior leaders Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Begum Matia Chowdhury and Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Jatiya Party acting chairman GM Quader, Samybadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua, deputy opposition leader in Parliament Raushon Ershad, JP general secretary Sheikh Shahidul Islam and Islami Oikya Jote chairman Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, among others, were present with the Prime Minister at the dais. —BSS