Reopen closed sugar mills: LDA

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:19, Jan 18,2021


Leaders of Left Democratic Alliance on Sunday called on the government to refrain from the privatisation of stateowned sugar mills.

LDA, a combine of nine left-wing political parties, held a press conference at Moitri auditorium at the office of the Communist Party of Bangladesh in Dhaka to that end. 

LDA coordinator Abdullah Kafee Ratan said that the government had already stopped productions at six stateowned sugar mills.

He called on the government to refrain from shutting down sugar mills and reopen and modernise the mills.

The LDA will wage movements to compel the government to refrain from its disinvestment policy, Kafee Ratan said.

Moreover, government has already closed 25 stateowned jute mills of the country during COVID-19 situation, Kafee Ratan added. 

A delegation of the combine performed three day visit in the areas of closed sugar mills from January 10 to 12 and found workers of the mills were suffering from uncertainties as their mills were closed.

The combine will hold a protest rally in front of the health ministry on January 25, demanding free coronavirus vaccines for all.

Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq, Socialist Party of Bangladesh central leader Bazlur Rashid Firoj, SPB (Marxist) central leader Manas Nandi, Democratic Revolutionary Party general secretary Mushrefa Mishu, United Communist League leader Nazrul Islam, Ganosamhati Andolan leader Bacchu Bhuiyan and Samajtantrk Andolan leader Hamidul Haque attended the press conference.

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