Criticising the government for soaring prices of essentials, BNP leader Moudud Ahmed yesterday said a socioeconomic situation like that of 1974 famine is prevailing in the country.
“People of Bangladesh are angry over the onion crisis. A government which is unable to ensure the supply of an essential item like onion has no moral right to be in power,” he said.
Speaking at a doa mahfil, Moudud said a problem over salt was created after onion, while rice prices kept rising inflicting sufferings on people.
“Scenes of ’74 are still clear in my mind. A socioeconomic instability was there in the country in ’74. Now, I hear the same footfall of it,” he observed.
BNP arranged the programme at the party’s Nayapaltan central office marking its acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s 55th birthday.
The BNP standing committee member urged the government to step down immediately over its failure to deliver on all fronts. Or else, he warned, people will force the government to quit and accept their justified demands.
Moudud said 2019 has been a “bad year” for the nation as many unwarranted incidents are happening throughout the year since the government has lost control over the state machinery.