RAJSHAHI, Jul 2: Speakers at a seminar held in Rajshahi district recently termed the budget of the fiscal year 2006-07 anti-poor.
The seminar titled 'Community Service Sector and Rights of the People' was organised by the Campaign for Good Governance (CGG).
The speakers said the rights of the people have not been reflected in the budget in line with the PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper).
They said it is not a budget for the poor at all, rather it will increase the number of poor people in the country.
The budget has created a big gap between the poor and the rich, the speakers observed.
President of the CGG's Rajshahi district committee Fazlul Hoque presided over the seminar while journalist Liakot Ali, CPB leader Enamul Hoque and Acting General Secretary of Awami League Shafiqur Rahman Badsha also spoke.