Opposition slams Muhith for banking chaos

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:04, Jun 12,2018

Bangladesh parliament

Inside view of Bangladesh Parliament.

Main opposition Jatiya Party lawmakers on Tuesday bitterly criticised finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith for the disorder and mismanagement in the banking sector.

The JP lawmakers said the finance minister failed to take any measure in protecting the banking sector from the looters.

‘Though several thousand crore taka has been looted from different banks, the finance minister has not taken any measure to stop looting,’ Mohammad Noman told in the Parliament while speaking on the proposed budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Parliament started running 40-hour discussion on the proposed budget to go by a decision of the Business Advisory Committee.

Sharply criticising Muhith, Noman said that the finance minister expressed his helplessness in taking action against the looters.

‘The finance minister can no way shift the responsibility. He must take action against them,’ he said.

Another JP lawmaker Shamim Haider Patwari said the proposed budget would widen disparity between the rich and poor.

‘There is no specific guideline for decreasing the gap between the rich and poor,’ he said.

Patwari termed the proposed budget as a huge size of deficit budget and many of the aspects of the proposed budget are not implemented.

‘So, welfare of the people can not to be ensured through a deficit budget,’ he said, claiming that the proposed budget does not have an indication for creating new employment.

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