Tk 9 trillion siphoned off, says Menon

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Rashed Khan MenonWorkers Party president Rashed Khan Menon on Monday said some Tk 9 trillion has been siphoned off abroad from the country, reports UNB.

"As far as I know, some Tk 9 trillion has so far been siphoned off and the previous finance minister also admitted that Tk 5.25 trillion has been taken out of the country with which a national budget can be formulated," he said.

Menon came up with the remarks while addressing Gazipur district unit council of Workers Party at Bangataj Auditorium in the city as the chief guest.

"The prime minister has become the role model of development, but only five per cent people are the beneficiaries of development," said Menon.

"Those who run casino business are intruders into the party [alliance] and loan defaulters. They make huge money and build second homes in foreign countries with that," he said.

"The prime minister has launched a drive against them. Don't spare them as their roots are deep, and they've become unrestrained after having enjoyed power," he said adding, "Now it's time to remove discriminations from society and build a modern and secular Bangladesh being imbued with the Liberation War spirit," he said.

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