Why no action against onion syndicate? | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:14 AM, November 16, 2019

Why no action against onion syndicate?

BNP asks govt

BNP yesterday asked the home minister why the government is not conducting drives against onion syndicates despite the essential’s soaring price.

“Onion price was Tk 200 on Thursday while it went up to Tk 250 today [yesterday]. The current trend suggests it will hit Tk 300 (per kg) very soon,” said Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, party’s senior joint secretary general.

Rizvi said this while addressing a programme in front of the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters.

Jatiyatabadi Muktijuddho Projonmo organised the event, demanding release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

The BNP leader alleged that the home minister is not conducting drives against onion syndicates as they are more powerful than him.

“Those who belong to the syndicates are involved with Awami League, and you will not be able to touch them,” he claimed.

Meanwhile at another programme, the party’s standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy urged the party lawmakers not to stay in the national parliament.

Addressing a discussion at Jatiya Press Club, he said the incumbent parliament is not pro-people and the ruling party will not allow BNP lawmakers to speak freely.

“As you [BNP lawmakers] cannot say anything in parliament, why are you still there?” he asked.

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