PM places budget on behalf of finance minister
Published 6:51 pm | June 14, 2019
The country today witnessed an unprecedented event with the Prime Minister unveiling the national budget on
finance minister’s behalf as it appeared difficult for the later to present the annual fiscal document due to sickness.
In line with the parliamentary practice, finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal began delivering her budget speech in Jatiya Sangsad at 3:07 but the sickness largely due to his overnight cataract surgery visibly exposed him to a difficult situation to read out the document.
Kamal at one stage proposed the premier to deliver the rest of his written speech on his behalf while Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury endorsed the proposal and requested her to present the document. Sheikh Hasina accepted the proposal but pointed out that she was suffering from cold and recovering from eye surgery as well.
“Yet in this situation, I want to read out the remaining part of the budget speech, if I get permission,” she said. At one stage of reading out the written speech, the prime minister smiled as the issue of her appreciation came up and said “the honourable Speaker, however, I’m reading it out as I am delivering the finance minister’s speech”.
This is the country’s 48th national budget and 20th by the Awami League government in its five terms since the 1971 independence.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।