Quader, also General Secretary of ruling Awami League, said in the proposed budget, the allocation for social safety net has been increased by Tk 70 billion (7,000 crore) compared to the present allocation.

The issues of lower income group and middle-class people have been highlighted in the budget, he added.

“So, it is a budget for the poor. It’s a business-friendly and pro-people budget,” he said.

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