Risingbd Online Bangla News Portal

Dhaka     Saturday   25 May 2024

Govt aims to control commodity prices, implement manifesto: Quader

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 16:08, 2 February 2024   Update: 18:34, 2 February 2024
Govt aims to control commodity prices, implement manifesto: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the main aim of the present government is to control prices of essentials and implement the election manifesto. 

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks while exchanging views with journalists at the AL President’s Dhanmondi political office on Friday.

"There is volatility in commodity prices worldwide. We are also concerned about the price hike of commodities. We have been working to check the price hike of goods," he said.

But, he claimed, the country's people are in good condition despite the global volatility as Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food, which is a good sign amid the volatile situation.

He  said BNP did not participate in the elections and it failed in movement too. 

The BNP has friends at home and abroad, so it may have an issue to show its activities before its foreign friends, he said. 
"Similarly, BNP workers were longing for power. But people did not respond to the BNP's movement. BNP did not participate in the elections sensing its defeat. They (BNP leaders) have lost their relevance," he added.

Despite the BNP's election boycott, the voter turnout was 41.8 percent while 28 political parties participated in the polls. 

Different countries and organisations from all over the world congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and pledged to work with her government.

AL Organising Secretary Mirza Azam, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan and Central Committee member Tarana Halim were present at the press conference.