People have rejected shutdown protesting gas prices hike, says Awami League
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-28 16:09:04.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-28 16:09:04.0 BdST
People have totally rejected the shutdown by left parties protesting gas prices hike, says senior Awami League leader Hassan Mahmud.
"There is no sign of strike. People are attending schools, colleges, they are commuting on roads," he told a rally in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Speaking at a demonstration protesting the general strike, Mahmud said, "Do not make this an issue anymore. Do not call for further strikes if you have any sense."
The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BaSoD) and the Gonotantrik Bam Morcha, an alliance of left parties, called a general strike for Tuesday.
"The Jamaat-e-Islami, Khelafat Mojlish, BNP supported the strike. People have rejected the strike just the way they had rejected terrorists and anti-liberation forces before," said Awami League Publicity Secretary Mahmud.
He came down hard on the leftists saying: "You talk about an equal society, but do not think of those who have to spend Tk 3,000 a month for gas."
The ruling party leader claimed that the revised gas prices are lower than prices in India and Pakistan.
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