Bnp-led 20-Party to take up demo against energy price hike

Bnp-led 20-Party to take up demo against energy price hike

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance is likely to announce a two-day demonstration programme soon to protest the fresh hike in power and gas tariffs.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the top leaders of the alliance held at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Sunday night.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, LDP president Col (retd) Oli Ahmed said, “We’ve elaborately discussed the hike in power and gas prices. Our programmes in protest against the price hike will be announced very soon.”Labour party chairman Mustafizur Rahman Iran said they have discussed various issues relating to public sufferings.
“Our alliance leaders proposed different programmes like demonstration, rally, human chain and distribution of leaflets to mobilize public opinion against the price hike of gas and power and the government’s other misdeeds.”
He said they entrusted the responsibility of finalizing the action programme with Khaleda.
An alliance leader wishing anonymity said the two-day demonstration programme will be announced either on September 2 or 3 for September 5 and 6 in all divisional cities and district upazila headquarters.
The hour-long meeting began around 7:50pm with Khaleda in the chair.
At the beginning of the meeting, it expressed deep shock over the death of 20-party’s partner Jatiya Party (Z) chairman Kazi Zafar Ahmed.
A munajat was also offered seeking salvation of the departed soul.
Another alliance leader said the BNP chief urged her alliance leaders to be vocal against enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, the government’s misdeeds and imposition of VAT on private universities and medicals.- UNB

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