Boycott announced to the governor, did not get a chance to speak

Generally, Bangladesh Bank Governor plays an important role in the post-budget press conference. He answers various important questions related to banking, inflation and economy. But this time there is an exception. Journalists present at the press conference announced a boycott of Governor Abdur Rauf Talukdar. As a result, he did not speak again.

The incident took place at the post-budget press conference organized by the Finance Ministry at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Friday (June 7).

Finance Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali presided over the press conference. Prime Minister’s Finance Advisor Dr. Mosiur Rahman, State Minister for Finance Wasika Ayesha Khan, Cabinet Secretary and senior government officials.

At the beginning of the question and answer session, President of Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) Refait Ullah Mirdha said that the current governor of Bangladesh Bank has stopped the access of journalists to Bangladesh Bank for a long time. We demanded the withdrawal of this ban, but the governor did not comply. That is why we will boycott the governor’s speech today.

Meanwhile, the governor signaled to the finance minister that he will not make a speech.

Later, Prime Minister’s Finance Advisor Dr. Mosiur Rahman, Minister of Education Mohibul Hossain Chowdhury Naufel, Finance Secretary Dr. Md. Khairuzzaman Majumdar.