BNP submits audit report to EC showing Tk 60m


BNP on Tuesday submitted its annual financial statement to the election commission (EC) for the 2018 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 6 1,327, 237 in reserve, reports UNB.
A BNP delegation, led by its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, handed over the financial report to election commission secretary Md Alamgir at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.
The other members of the BNP delegation are party organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and assistant office secretary Monir Hossain.
According to the report, BNP earned Tk 9 8,6 56,380 while spent Tk 37,329,143 in 2018.
The party’s deposit marked a slight rise than last year’s as it stood Tk 61,3 27,237 from Tk 52,6 52,948 in 2017.
In 2017 calendar year, the party showed Tk 4 1,941,954 as expenditure against its income of Tk 94,624,902.
Talking to reporters, Alal said the major sources of their party’s income are party members’ subscriptions, donations and nomination paper sale. “We’ve collected most of our revenue from selling party nomination papers during elections.”
He said the salaries and festival bonus of employees of their office, political programmes, iftar parties, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.
As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each 31 July.