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Moudud slams govt for price hike of essentials

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Criticising the government for the soaring prices of essentials, including that of onion, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Thursday said a socioeconomic situation like that of 1974 has been prevailing in the country.
"The people of Bangladesh are angry over the onion crisis. A government which is unable to ensure the supply of an essential item like onion has no moral right to be there in power," he said.
Speaking at a doa mahfil, Moudud said a problem over salt has been created after that of onion while rice prices kept rising inflicting sufferings on people.
"The sceneries of 74 are still evident in my eyes. A socioeconomic stability had been there in the country in 74. Now, I hear the same footfall of it," he observed.
BNP arranged the programme at the party's Nayapaltan central office marking its acting chairman Tarique Rahman's 55th birthday.
Moudud, a BNP Standing Committee member, urged the government to quit immediately for its failure to deliver on all fronts or step down.
"This the high time for you to step down and take measures for holding a fair and credible election so that people can cast their votes freely without any fear and intimidation, and thus they can establish a representative government of their choice," the BNP leader added.

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