Price Hike of Essentials: Vested quarter plotting to destabilise country: Nasim | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:42 AM, November 20, 2019

Price Hike of Essentials: Vested quarter plotting to destabilise country: Nasim

A vested quarter is trying to destabilise the country through hiking the prices of essential commodities, alleged senior Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim yesterday.

“There are examples of politicising hunger in our country, and a quarter with vested interest is out to make the country unstable through hiking the prices of essential products, including onion, through syndicates,” Nasim said.

Nasim, also spokesperson of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance, was speaking at a regular meeting of the alliance at the ruling party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office.

The price of onion, which shot up to Tk 260 per kg at the retail market, is now coming down following the government’s strict measures taken against those involved in manipulating the market, the AL leader said.

He also said this vested quarter must not be spared as it is plotting to jack up the price of rice.

Referring to BNP’s letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanding disclosure of bilateral documents signed with India during her visit to the neighbouring country last month, he said, “The agreements are transparent.”

“BNP doesn’t talk about public sufferings. They only speak for their facilities while in parliament. They sent the letter to hit headlines in the media,” Nasim alleged.

The 14-party alliance spokesperson also claimed that the prime minister never did anything against the state and will not do so in the future.

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