Manna asks government to step down

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:31, Nov 19,2019


Nagarik Oikya holds a rally in front of National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday protesting against increase in prices of daily essentials. — New Age photo

Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna on Tuesday called on the Awami League government to step down immediately.

Terming the December 30 general election ‘farcical’, Manna said the government assumed office through vote robbery and people did not cast their votes in favour of Awami League.

‘Now this government is completely engulfed by corruption and also failed to control price hikes of essential commodities including onion,’ he said asking the government to step down and dissolve parliament.

Nagarik Oikya held a rally in front of National Press Club in Dhaka protesting against price hike of essential commodities.

The government failed to take timely steps to control price hike of onion and now importing from far countries which would not be effective, Manna said.

Moreover, prices of rice were increased in the market by Tk 5 to 6 in last week which would increase sufferings of the common people, Manna added.

He called on the people to take to the streets to protest against the failures of the government.

Chaired by Mahmudur Rahman Manna, adviser to the party SM Akram, Shahidullah Kaiser, Mominul Haque, Anisur Rahman and Atiqur Rahman spoke at the rally.

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