Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal said, there is no ‘weakness’ in the proposed 2021-22 fiscal year’s budget. He said this after participating the ministerial meeting of government purchase committee on Wednesday. The finance minister presided over the meeting virtually.
Analysts have said that no facility has been kept for the low income people in the budget. What was the weakness of this year’s budget? While answering this question Mustafa Kamal said, there is no weakness in this year’s budget. I do not want to mention any particular segment. When the budget would be implemented then we can see who the beneficiaries are. We will be able to know about the beneficiaries. The questions that have arisen about the people- we have arranged the budget regarding that kind of people.
When asked about the media reports that around two and half crore people have turned poor recently, the finance minister said, we have our own institutions and they would look into the matter.
The finance minister also declined to accept the calculation about the new poor people given by different research organizations.