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Nasim: Plot to destabilize country through hiking commodity prices

  • Published at 07:32 pm November 19th, 2019
Health Minister and coalition spokesperson Mohammed Nasim
File photo of Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim speaks at a 14-party alliance meeting at the ruling party’s office in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Avenue Focus Bangla

The senior Awami League leader claimed a vested quarter is trying to destabilize the country's situation by hiking prices of essential products

A vested quarter is trying to destabilize the country through hiking the prices of essential commodities, senior Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim has alleged. 

“There are examples of doing politics over crisis of commodities in our country, and a vested quarter is out to make the country unstable through hiking the prices of essential products, including onion, through syndication,” he said.

Nasim, also spokesperson of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance, was speaking at a regular meeting of the combine at the ruling party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office on Tuesday. 

The price of onion, which shot to as high as Tk260 per kg at the retail market, is now coming down following government’s strict measures taken against those involved in manipulating the market, the ruling party leader said, reports UNB. 

He also said this vested quarter must not be spared as it is plotting to jack up the price of rice.

Talking about Buet student Abrar Fahad's murder, Nasim said those who failed in doing politics, waged a movement to take advantage of the issue.

Referring to BNP’s letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanding disclosure of bilateral documents signed with India during her visit to the neighbouring country last month, he said: “The agreements are transparent. 

"BNP does not talk about public sufferings," he said. "They only speak for their facilities while in parliament. They sent the letter to hit headlines in the media.”

The 14-party alliance spokesperson also claimed that the prime minister never did anything against the state and will not do in the future.