AL earns double than expense

New Age Online

The ruling Awami League on Sunday submitted its financial statement, detailing the party’s income and expenditure for the fiscal 2013-14, to the Election Commission showing two times higher income than expenditure.
A four-member team handed over the statement to the commission’s additional secretary, Mokhlesur Rahman, on the last day of submission.
According to the report, the party earned Tk 12,40,00,000 and spent Tk 6,70,00,000 in 2013.
Awami League office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap said the party has earned a lot last year from nomination paper selling.
A total of 2, 608 nomination papers were sold worth of Tk 6,52,00,000, Golap said.
Other income includes contribution of primary members and donation of central committee, he added.
The party spent money for election campaign, seminar, meeting, party residential cost and catering cost.
Election Commission officials said that total 35 political parties submitted their financial statements while four yet to submit.
Earlier on August 24, EC extended the submission date and set August 31 for the ruling party.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party on August 14, an extended date, submitted its financial statement for the fiscal 2013-14 showing nearly three times higher expenditure than income. The party had earned Tk 76,05,762 and spent Tk 2,27,25,326.

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