PM slams budget critics, says they’ve ‘mental sickness’

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Staff Reporter:

Taking a swipe at the critics of the newly unveiled national budget, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there are some people who find fault in everything as this is a kind of mental sickness.

“There’re some people who’ve mental sickness…they like nothing. When a democratic system exists and development is achieved they don’t see anything good in that. It’s a kind of [mental] sickness,” she said.

She said this while replying to a question from a journalist at a press conference over criticisms by different research organisations over the national budget unveiled on Thursday.

The Prime Minister briefed journalists about the budget at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here in the afternoon as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is sick.

“I don’t know on what research they’re [research organisations] doing. The main thing is whether the general people are happy or not, whether we’re being able to do good for them.”

“I don’t know what they’ll bring for the country through research. Our target is to make the country free from poverty and achieve development…we’re working to this end…Bangladesh is no longer a country of beggars,” said the Prime Minister.

She went on saying, “Those who want to criticise, let them do it…if they say anything good, we’ll accept that, if they say anything bad, we’ll reject it.”unb

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