A vested quarter is trying to destabilise the country through hiking the prices of essential commodities, alleged Awami League senior leader Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday, reports UNB.
"There're examples of doing politics over the hunger 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.
The price of onion, which shot to as high as Tk 260 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.
He also said this vested quarter must not be spared as it is plotting to jack up the price of rice.
Talking about the BUET student Abrar Fahad murder, Nasim said those who failed in doing politics and waging a movement are trying to make gains out of the issue.
Referring to the 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 doesn't talk about the public sufferings. 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.