BNP on Sunday submitted its annual financial statement to the Election Commission (EC) for the 2022 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 2,03,70,829 in reserve.

A BNP delegation, led by its Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, handed over the financial report to Election Commission Secretary Md Jahangir Alam at Nirbachon Bhaban in Dhaka city.

The delegation also included party chairperson’s adviser Abul Khair Bhuiyan, international affairs secretary Nasiruddin Awsim, Dhaka district BNP president Khandakar Abu Ashfaq, assistant office secretaries Monir Hossain and Abdus Sattar Patwari.

According to the report, BNP earned Tk 5,92,04,632 and spent Tk 3,88,33,803 in 2022.The party’s both income and expenditure marked a significant increase last year. In the 2021 calendar year, the party showed Tk 84, 12, 944 as income against its expenditure of Tk 1,98,47,171.

Talking to reporters, Rizvi said they submitted the audit report to the EC as per routine work.He said the major sources of BNP’s income had the party members’ subscriptions, donations and the interests of the money deposited with banks.

The BNP leader said the salaries and festival bonuses of employees of their office, political programmes, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.

As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each July 31.