BNP central standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury yesterday claimed that price of onion has been increasing by Tk 2 per kg every hour.
He was addressing the council of Chattogram north district unit Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal on Nasiman Bhaban premises in Kazir Dewri of Chattogram.
Buying power of common people has decreased by half compared to the tenure of BNP government, due to price hike of essential commodities coupled with hike in gas, electricity and house rent, he said.
Mentioning the price onion reaching Tk 250 per kg, Khasru, chief guest in the programme, said a seminar should be arranged in Chattogram to find the mystery behind it.
Criticising the prime minister’s advice to avoid onions in cooking, Khasru said this advice is like “to cut down the head to solve headache”.
“Only those who do not have any accountability to the people, who do not have to go to the people for votes, can give such suggestions,” he said, adding, “They [Awami League] occupied the power without people’s mandate and so they can give such advice to people.”
“They [AL men] looted the share market and banks and built casinos in the country,” Khasru said, adding, “They are now completely detached from people.”
BNP Chattogram city unit president Shahadat Hossain said the prime minister has to interfere in every affair of the state, which “proves” that ministers of the government “cannot perform” their duty properly.
BNP Chattogram south district unit convener Abu Sufian and BNP Chattogram city unit general secretary Abul Hashem Bakkar also spoke, among others, with Ichhak Chowdhury, president of Chattogram north district unit Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, in the chair.
It was announced from the council that the new committee would be declared after discussion with the central leaders of Krishak Dal in consultation with the councillors.