Bangladesh Budget 2013-14: Comments and Analysis June 8, 2013Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: Budget, Budget 2013-13
Reactions from different quarters are pouring in on the presented budget of the Finance Minister. Prothom Alo, a leading bangla daily used a phrase from the Budget speech of the FM and reported the budget as ‘of Indecent Hope’.Financial Express asked in its editorial ‘Is the proposed budget bloated?’. Daily Star reported the Budget as ‘Lavish Budget but Poor Plan’.
Economists expressed worry on the rationality of the different aspects of the Budget.Dr. Akbar Ali Khan , Adviser of the Caretaker Govt feared that the revenue target for the fiscal budget will not be met. Debapriya Battacharjee, a distinguished fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue said that the continuing borrow of money from banks will be worrisome.
Center for Policy Dialogue(CPD) termed the budget as surreal.
From Opposition, BNP leader Barrister Moudud said that the ‘budget is a big beautiful balloon’. But boycotting the parliament by the opposition on the budget session was most unethical, the FM also termed the absence as tragedy.
Whitening of black money is criticized as always without much effect on the policy shift.
Finance Minister in his post-budget press conference said that the budget may be ambitious but is implementable.
An ordinary citizen
Acknowledgement: The picture is from Daily Star