AL allies angry at failure to control commodity price hike

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:34, Jan 15,2018 | Updated: 18:02, Jan 15,2018


Leaders of the Awami League-led alliance on Monday reiterated their dissatisfaction at the failure of the government to control the price hikes of the essential commodities.

 The leaders of the partners at a meeting of the political office of the AL president Sheikh Hasina, expressed their dissatisfactions saying the common people are suffering much to run their families facing price hikes of the essential.

Sheikh Shahidul Islam, secretary general of a Jatiya Party faction, mentioned in the meeting that the people would not cast their votes for alliance candidates in the upcoming general election if the price hikes of the essential commodities are controlled.

Emerging from the meeting, Workers Party of Bangladesh politburo member Quamrul Ahsan told New Age that the leaders of the partners also expressed their dissatisfactions over the activities of the alliance.

He mentioned that the prices of rice, onion and vegetables were not controlled so far.

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon, demanded strengthening the activities of the alliance.

He proposed that the alliance could nominate a single mayoral candidate in the upcoming city corporation polls.

Menon, also the social welfare minister, proposed for starting preparations for next general election scheduled December of the current year.

He also proposed for holding joint rallies in each division of the country, on behalf of the AL led alliance and also holding a meeting with AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina with the leaders of the alliance.

The spokesman of the alliance and also health minister, Mohammad Nasim, said that the AL led alliance would give a single mayoral candidate in the DNCC election scheduled on February 26.

The AL central leaders Dipu Moni, BM Mozammel Haque, leaders of the alliance, Dilip Barua, Wazedul Islam Khan  Shahin Akhter and others attended the meeting.

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