Proposed budget help ensure fundamental rights enshrined in constitution: lawmakers
DHAKA, June 22, 2022 (BSS) – Lawmakers today said the proposed budget would help ensure all fundamental rights of the people like food, education, cloths, housing, health services and employment.
Taking part in the general discussion on the proposed budget in the Jatiya Sangsad, the lawmakers said the proposed budget is pro-people and would help ensure all the fundamental rights as enshrined in the constitution.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on June 9 in the Jatiya Sangsad unveiled a Taka 6,78,064 crore national budget for 2022-23 fiscal setting the GDP growth target at 7.5 percent amid the economic fallout due to the novel corona virus pandemic coupled with ongoing Ukraine-Russia war.
“The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to achieve the fundamental constitutional rights of the people and their welfare by placing the proposed budget,” said State Minister for CivilAviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali.
Referring the budget at a ‘critical juncture’, the state minister said under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, the country has already achieved some of these fundamental rights like food production, health services , education and working to make the rights sustainable for the people.
Terming the budget as development and people’s welfare oriented, State Minister Faridul Huq said the proposed budget will help revitalize the economy from pandemic and release the people from the pressure of higher inflation rate.
Praising the proposed budget as good one, Jatiya SamajtantrikDal (JASOD) lawmaker Shirin Akhter ofFeni-1 said the proposed budget was one of the best budgets in last fifty years. “The budget has no falsehood as usually technocrats got privilege in presenting false and exaggerated information when they had placed budget in the parliament,” she added.
She, however, asked the government to check corruption in order to take the country to its targeted destination.
Participating in budget discussion, Railway Minister NurulIslam Sujan said the proposed budget is a strategy to get rid from the desperate economic situation crippled by pandemic.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said “the proposed budget is poor people oriented as no new tax has been imposed in the proposed budget.”
The GDP during BNP regime in 2005-06 was Taka 4,70,000 crore and now it is Taka 40,00000 crore and that’s what it showed how much expanded our economy compared to the regime of BNP-Jammat, he told the parliament.
” The proposed budget will ensure social security of the poor people and strengthen the economy of the country,” said Whip Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury of Chattogram-12.
Criticizing the proposed budget, BNP lawmaker GolamMohammad Siraj of Bogura-6 said the proposed budget will favour the mega business sector but not for small entrepreneurs at all.
Treasury bench members, AB Tajul Islam of Brahmanbaria-6, Nazrul Islam Babu of Narayanganj-2,Abul Kalam Azad of Jamalpur-1, Shamima Akter Khanam of Women seat-21, Elias Uddin Mollah of Dhaka-16, Mohammad Salim UddinTarafder of Naogaon-3, Bodruddoza Md. Farhad Hossain of Brahmanbaria-1, Ataur Rahman Khan of Tangail-3, AnwerHossain Khan of Laxmipur-1, Md. Ayeen Uddin of Rajshahi-3, Mrinal Kanti Das of Munshiganj-3, Naheed Ezaher Khan of Women seat-5, Md. Nazrul Islam Chowdhury of Chattogram-14, Jatiya Party lawmakers Nasreen Jahan Ratna of Barishal-6, Md Nurul Islam Talukder of Bogura-3, and Rustum Ali Faraji of Pirojpur-3 took part in the discussion.
Earlier, they paid their glowing tributes to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders, martyred freedom fighters and also those who made their utmost sacrifices during the War of Liberation and all subsequent democratic movements in the country.