Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani speaking at the beginning of the parliament’s open session on Saturday severely criticized the way the subsidies targeting plan has been carried out.
Populist thought recognizes neither the people nor the country’s interests, stated Larijani, adding "The example of such decision-making was to take place in the way the subsidies targeting was carried out, where instead of creating an opportunity for the country’s civil growth, expenses increased for at least Rls270 thousand billion.”
"It is a pity that the country’s total income equals the total expenditure of the departments and there remains nothing for civil projects where people are to be benefited,” the Speaker regretted.
He added "The problem is that governments and parliaments are all appointed by people’s vote, and then when they are caught in political scuffle, such economic operations, which are surely to benefit the people and the country, find no brave man to be carried out by.”
"Such actions are not carried out with populist thought,” he asserted.