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Fakhrul: 8.13% GDP growth claim a mathematical hype

  • Published at 11:25 pm May 26th, 2019
web-File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka tribune

The government is showing the GDP growth with some inflated mathematical figures, the BNP secretary general claimed

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged, the government's assertion over achieving 8.13% GDP growth in 2018-19 fiscal year, is nothing but a trick of mathematics.

"The government used to talk about widespread development of the country," Fakhrul said at iftar ceremony held at a Dhaka hotel on Sunday. "Are they (the government) really developing the country? Economists are saying the government's statistics on the GDP growth rate are not correct."

The iftar was held by Bangladesh Labour Party, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance, reports UNB.

The BNP leader further said: "The government is showing the GDP growth with some inflated mathematical figures."

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, at a recent program, said Bangladesh's GDP growth is set to hit 8.13% in the current fiscal year.

Fakhrul said the current government usurped power using guns, and muscle power. "They imposed an undemocratic and fascist rule on the country's people by obliterating democracy, and the election system."

He said their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail unfairly by 'influencing the judiciary' as she did not make any compromise with unfairness, and the current 'despotic' government.

The BNP leader alleged that homebound people are going through immense sufferings due to chaos, and mismanagement on roads and highways, before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. "There's an anarchic situation on roads and railways ahead of Eid."

Fakhrul also alleged that the ruling party men are indulging in plundering every sector as the government has no accountability to people.