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No shortage of commodities during Ramadan: PM

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Published: 14:56, 23 February 2024   Update: 18:10, 23 February 2024
No shortage of commodities during Ramadan: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (February 23) assured the countrymen that there will be no shortage of essential commodities during the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan.

"There will be no shortage of anything (essential commodities) in Ramadan. All arrangements have already been made. There will be no problem," she said.

The premier gave this assurance while briefing newsmen about her recent visit to Germany where she attended the Munich Security Conference 2024 and held bilateral meetings with several global leaders.

About the essential commodities during Ramadan, Sheikh Hasina said there is an arrangement to import sufficient amounts of goods like gram, dates, sugar and other items as well.

"So, there will be no problem with this as we have made arrangements for those much earlier," she added.

The Prime Minister went to Munich on February 15 and returned home on February 19.

During her stay in Munich, Sheikh Hasina attended the Munich Security Conference and held meetings with global leaders on the sidelines.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Deputy Leader of the House Begum Matia Chowdhury, AL Presidium Members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury, among others, were present on the dais.

PM's Speechwriter M Nazrul Islam moderated the event.

In response to a question regarding price hike and conspiracy of toppling the government and famine, the Prime Minister said that there was a big conspiracy to prevent the election.

She said that the conspiracy was also to dissociate the government from the people by increasing the prices of goods.

As the vested quarters understood that they couldn't prevent the election, the conspirators had hatched this intrigue before the election, added the premier.

In this connection, she also mentioned the incidents including arson terrorism were perpetrated on October 28 last year, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

"The plot was to oust the government. . . You all know who are they. I don't want to name anyone. I don't even need to say. But plot still exists," said Sheikh Hasina.

Regarding the manipulation in increasing the price of daily goods, she mentioned the price hike of eggs through hiding those.

She added, "Don't you think those who want to overthrow the government have some tricks too."

She also mentioned the situation of onion crisis, saying that suddenly it was seen the shortage of huge quantum of onions, which later turned rotten required to be thrown into the water.

"What should be done to these people? . . . It would be better if the public go for the remedy. Then no one can say anything," she said.

The Prime Minister said that she herself produces crops in Ganabhaban, while people in her village home and constituency started following the example.

She urged the people across the country to use their fallow lands for agriculture as well._BSS.