BNP slams price hike ahead of Ramadan

01 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

BNP on Tuesday alleged that a ruling party-backed business syndicate is making quick buck by raising the prices of essentials ahead of Ramadan as the government has failed to control the market.

“The government has failed to bring the prices of the essentials under control. The prices of all the commodities are going up every day ahead of the fasting month. A business syndicate belonging to the ruling party is hiking the prices,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

The BNP leader came up with allegation while distributing cooked foods in front of Ovishar movie house in the city’s Hatkhola area. Dhaka city unit BNP arranged the programme marking party founder Ziaur Rahman’s 35th death anniversary.

He said people are going through a suffocating situation for lack of democracy in the country.

The BNP leader called upon all to get united to force the government to hold a fair, neutral and inclusive election to establish a pro-people administration and restore democracy.

Earlier, speaking at another food distribution programme at Khilgaon's Jorapukur Balur Math, BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas also accused a ruling party-backed business syndicate of plundering public money by hiking the prices of essentials.

He alleged that the prices of gram, onion, garlic, sugar pulses and all other essentials have been raised unusually by the pro-ruling party quarter.   

The BNP leader said the government has filed cases against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and the party leaders and activists to subdue them so that no one can raise their voice against its misdeeds.

Mentioning that the government has killed and made disappeared many BNP leaders and activists only to perpetuate its power, Abbas warned that the government must be accountable to people for every killing someday.

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