Senior Correspondent: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said that the government is trying to find out the syndicate responsible for the slump in the price of rawhide of sacrificial animals.
The minister said this while addressing a discussion on the National Mourning Day, 2019 organized by ‘Muktijudder Chetonar Sangbadik Forum,’ a platform of pro-liberation journalists, at Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Saturday.
In response to an allegation made by BNP secretary general that the government is destroying the leather industry in a planned way, Hasan Mahmud said, “BNP has destroyed country’s jute industry. Who closed Adamjee Jute Mills? After assuming office in 1991, BNP had almost destroyed the jute industry shutting down jute mills. Again, coming to power in 2001, they took the jute industry towards the final level of destruction.”
The export in the leader industry has increased many folds during the tenure of the incumbent government, he mentioned.
risingbd/Dhaka/Aug 17, 2019/Reza/AI