Steps to arrest price spiral demanded

Staff Correspondent   | Published: 02:32, Dec 05,2019


Leaders of Ganasomhati Andolan at a rally on Wednesday called on the government to take immediate action to control syndicates responsible for the abnormal price hike of essential commodities.

Ganasomhati organised the rally in front of the National Press Club, protesting against price hikes of essentials and the proposed government plan to increase power price further.

The party will observe countrywide ‘demand week’ from December 5 and hold protest rallies across the country, chief coordinator Zonayed Saki announced during the rally.

Terming Awami League government a ‘vote robber’, Saki said the voters could not cast their votes on December 30 for the vote robbery in the previous night.

He called on the government to take immediate steps for reducing prices of essentials, which caused sufferings for the common people and also refrain from increasing power price again otherwise his party, along with left and democratic forces, would wage tougher movement against the government.

Acting executive coordinator of the party Abul Hassan Rubel said that the government had failed to control the syndicates in the market who increased onion price and also was increasing rice price.

Firoz Ahmed, central leader of the party said the prices of all industrial products as well as transport fare would increase if price of power is increased.

Chaired by Zonayed Saki, the rally was addressed, among others, by labour leaders Bachhu Bhuiyan, Monir Uddin Pappu and Julhasnayeen Babu.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded Topkhana Road in the capital.

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