News Desk: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that GDP growth will be higher than the target. "The Covid-19 war and the Russia-Ukraine war have caused abnormal inflation in the world economy," he said. Which has more or less hit the economy of Bangladesh. Considering that, the expenditure and deficit had to be adjusted in the supplementary budget for logical reasons. However, our GDP growth target of 7.2 percent remains unchanged. ”
He made the remarks in response to a statement from lawmakers during a general discussion on the supplementary budget on Monday (June 13th). At this time the speaker said. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the session.
The Finance Minister said, “In each budget, the revenue and expenditure accounts of the government are estimated along with various indicators of macro-economy in order to achieve the development goals of the government. Later budget implementation sometimes requires some correction for logical reasons. Everyone knows the context of this year. ”
The BNP MP strongly criticized the proposal to allocate money in various sectors of the supplementary budget, including the arrest of money launderers without acquittal, money laundering abroad and opposition to the allocation for the Election Commission Secretariat. Harunur Rashid.
In response, the finance minister said, “The MP from Chapainawabganj has said something here. But I will not give any answer today. I will answer during the budget discussion. I will definitely answer when I have time in the budget speech. ”