Left parties continue protests against proposed budget

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:03, Jun 11,2021 | Updated: 00:37, Jun 12,2021


The Communist Party of Bangladesh holds a rally at Shantinagar in Dhaka on Friday condemning the proposed national budget that failed to ensure employment and healthcare. — New Age photo

Different left-wing political parties on Friday continued protests in Dhaka rejecting the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22.

Jatiya Mukti Council held a rally in front of the National Press Club and the Shantinagr Thana unit of Communist Party of Bangladesh held a rally at Shantinagar crossing.

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on June 3 placed the proposed budget in parliament.

Mukti Council secretary Faiezul Hakim, who presided over the rally, said that the proposed budget would serve the purpose of the business people and the rich only.

It had ignored the interests of the poor and common people during corona regime.

Central leaders of the party Delwar Hossain, Kazi Iquebal, Hemanta Das, student leaders Mitu Sarker and Shubhash Chakma also spoke at the rally.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different roads.

CPB’s Dhaka committee general secretary Sajedul Huq Rubel called on the government to make sufficient allocation for health, education and agriculture sectors.

Chaired by CPB Paltan Thana committee leader Sakender Hayet, its leaders Hazrat Ali, Tridib Saha, Manzur Moin and Farhan Habib spoke at the rally.

The rally was followed by a protest procession.

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