Leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh on Monday demanded immediate resignation of the commerce minister for his failure to control abnormal price hike of onion and other essential commodities.
CPB organised a rally in front of Jatiya Press Club, protesting against the price hike of essentials and failure of the government to punish the hoarders.
In the rally, CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim said commerce minister Tipu Munshi failed to control the hoarders, and, as a result the onion price had gone high abnormally and reached Tk 250 a kilogram.
Moreover, rice price began to increase in the markets, Selim said. The commerce mister had no right to remain in the post and should resign, Selim demanded.
He called upon the people to come forward in the streets for protesting against the failures of the government, who came in power after a farcical election held on December 30.
Mohammad Shah Alam, general secretary of the party, said the Awami League government had failed to govern the country properly and ensure good governance.
Central leaders of the party Ruhin Hossain Prince, Aslam Khan and Sajedul Huq Rubel also spoke at the rally.
The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded city roads.
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