There have been reports of increase in food prices in domestic markets during the post-election weeks
The timing of the visit, amidst labour unrest and pre-election volatility, is particularly significant.
Why have the price hikes not pushed regular citizens into action, fuelled by anger?
In his budget speech for FY2023-24 at the national parliament today, Kamal said inflation would be largely controlled from here on.
Even though poor people are struggling to make ends meet amid runaway inflation, the government allocation for social safety net programmes may not increase much in the next fiscal year.
Inflation in Bangladesh fell slightly to 9.24 per cent in April, driven by a decline in food prices, although it still remains at an elevated level compared to historic trends, official figures showed yesterday.
Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?
The landless casual workers in rural areas and the urban poor face a bleak prospect.