Power tariff hike: Left-leaning parties call hartal on Nov 30

Left-leaning political parties today called countrywide half-day hartal on November 30 protesting power tariff hike.

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) and other left-leaning political parties announced the decision in a press release this evening, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

The decision of enforcing the shutdown came hours after the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) today announced that an average increase of power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per unit will come into effect from December.

The six-hour-long strike will start at 6:00am and continue till 12:00pm, according to the press release.