Excise duty on Budget
Muhith urged to resign in parliament
Jatiya Party lawmaker Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu on Tuesday requested the finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, to resign from his post terming his proposed budget on fiscal 2017-18 as ‘budget of unlimited tax’.
The JP lawmaker from Chittagong-9 constituency came up with the call at a general discussion on the proposed budget in the parliament.
‘You have placed many budgets and you are getting old. Now have a farewell and relieve the nation,’ he said to Muhith during the discussion.
‘Step down with honour.’
‘You (Muhith) placed the budget of an unlimited tax, not a budget of highway of development,’ he went on his discussion.
‘Moreover, you are disbursing bailout funds to the banks being plundered,’ the lawmaker said.