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Steps to be taken against dishonest syndicates: Hasan Mahmud

Foreign Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday that the government would take all necessary steps against the dishonest syndicates to keep the market stable.

“In the election manifesto, we mentioned that the price of essential commodities should be within the purchasing capacity of the people. That is our priority. We have been working on that since the beginning of this governmentÕs journey,” he said, reports UNB.

The Foreign Minister said 50,000 tonnes of onions are coming to the country from India.

Some onions will enter the market before the holy month of Ramadan, he said, adding that the market is fairly stable now.

The Foreign Minister made the remarks while responding to reporters’ questions after attending a function in Dhaka.

The reception and reunion were organised by ‘Rangunia Samity, Dhaka’ at the LD Hall premises in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises.

The minister said that the unscrupulous market syndicate increases prices of essentials on various pretexts.

“We have seen the recovery of 150,000 eggs from cold storage. The onion crisis was created in the past. Again, when onions were imported from abroad, rotten onions stored in the storage had to be thrown away. Our government will take all measures against such syndicates,” said the senior AL leader.

Hasan said it is also true that those who want to bring down the government are also associated with this syndicate.

“But as you can see, the market is fairly stable. Not only the wholesalers, but also the retailers tend to make a little more profit,” he said, adding that they have asked people to be aware of it.

Asked about BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan’s claim that the current government will be changed, the foreign minister said the government will definitely change after five years.

“Then there will be elections in the country, and a new government will be formed. I hope Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the head of that government by the people’s votes,” he said.
Earlier, as the chief guest, the Foreign Minister praised the activities and various regular arrangements of Rangunia Samity, Dhaka.

Rangunia Samiti, Dhaka President Md Gias Uddin Khan presided over the event.

Whip Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Chittagong Samity-Dhaka President Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, and General Secretary Engineer Ujjwal Mallik joined the programme as special guests.

Leaders of the Rangunia Samity handed over a memento to Minister Hasan.

Later, the minister unveiled Samity’s souvenir along with the organisers and guests.

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Steps to be taken against dishonest syndicates: Hasan Mahmud

Update Time : 10:04:49 pm, Saturday, 24 February 2024

Foreign Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday that the government would take all necessary steps against the dishonest syndicates to keep the market stable.

“In the election manifesto, we mentioned that the price of essential commodities should be within the purchasing capacity of the people. That is our priority. We have been working on that since the beginning of this governmentÕs journey,” he said, reports UNB.

The Foreign Minister said 50,000 tonnes of onions are coming to the country from India.

Some onions will enter the market before the holy month of Ramadan, he said, adding that the market is fairly stable now.

The Foreign Minister made the remarks while responding to reporters’ questions after attending a function in Dhaka.

The reception and reunion were organised by ‘Rangunia Samity, Dhaka’ at the LD Hall premises in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises.

The minister said that the unscrupulous market syndicate increases prices of essentials on various pretexts.

“We have seen the recovery of 150,000 eggs from cold storage. The onion crisis was created in the past. Again, when onions were imported from abroad, rotten onions stored in the storage had to be thrown away. Our government will take all measures against such syndicates,” said the senior AL leader.

Hasan said it is also true that those who want to bring down the government are also associated with this syndicate.

“But as you can see, the market is fairly stable. Not only the wholesalers, but also the retailers tend to make a little more profit,” he said, adding that they have asked people to be aware of it.

Asked about BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan’s claim that the current government will be changed, the foreign minister said the government will definitely change after five years.

“Then there will be elections in the country, and a new government will be formed. I hope Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the head of that government by the people’s votes,” he said.
Earlier, as the chief guest, the Foreign Minister praised the activities and various regular arrangements of Rangunia Samity, Dhaka.

Rangunia Samiti, Dhaka President Md Gias Uddin Khan presided over the event.

Whip Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Chittagong Samity-Dhaka President Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, and General Secretary Engineer Ujjwal Mallik joined the programme as special guests.

Leaders of the Rangunia Samity handed over a memento to Minister Hasan.

Later, the minister unveiled Samity’s souvenir along with the organisers and guests.