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JaPa for paddy procurement directly from farmers

  • Published at 11:04 pm May 19th, 2019
web-JaPa Co-Chairman GM Quader
File photo of JaPa Co-Chairman GM Quader at a press briefing at the party chairman’s Banani office on Saturday, January 5, 2019 Courtesy

The Jatiya Party acting chief also urged the government not to export rice as it may lead to a food crisis in case ere is a natural disaster

Jatiya Party (JaPa) acting chairman and former Commerce Minister, GM Quader, urged the prime minister to take stern action if there is any corruption in the process of paddy procurement by the government.

Speaking at an iftar party arranged by the Bangshal thana unit of Jatiya Party on Sunday, he also urged the government to directly buy paddy from farmers.

"Jatiya Party will always give the prime minister all-out support in its fight against corruption. So, we want her to take strict action if there's any corruption in the paddy procurement process," Quader said.

He said middlemen, not farmers, are reaping the benefits as the government is only buying rice from mill owners.

The Jatiya Party acting chief also urged the government not to export rice as it may lead to a food crisis in case ere is a natural disaster.

He said their party will engage in politics giving importance to the interests of the country and its people.

Quader alleged that a quarter is making evil efforts to weaken the Jatiya Party, but they will not succeed as the party has huge public support across the country.