The Parliament has approved the proposed budget for 2021 by the government.
The budget was approved after 68 Parliament members voted in to go ahead with the huge defect budget. The only parliament member whom voted against the budget was Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir.
The finance minister has proposed MVR 34.79 Billion. In the following total MVR 33.29 Billion was marked for expenditure while the projected revenue had totalled MVR 17.79 billion, resulting in an overall budget deficit of MVR 15.50 billion.
However, the Opposition coalition had a complaint about the budget putting the following budget and stated this would put the country in debt.