‘BNP wants to destroy the sanctity of Ramadan’ said Information Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League. Hasan Mahmud. During an exchange of views at the official residence on Minto Road in the capital on Saturday afternoon, when journalists raised the issue of announcing various political programs of BNP in the holy month of Ramadan, he said, ‘We have never seen any announcement of movement in the holy month of Ramadan in the past. Because everyone refrains from political programs keeping the sanctity of Ramadan. Iftar parties are held in Ramadan, there are talks and other programs. Looking at the program of BNP, it seems that they want to destroy the sanctity of Ramadan. Minister Hasan said, ‘BNP does not want to give relief to people even during Ramadan. They want to spoil the sanctity of Ramadan and they are trying to create a chaos, which is unintended.’ The food stock in the country is more than enough. There is no logical reason for price increase: Information Minister At this time, Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud called those who are increasing the prices even after there is enough stock of products in the country during Ramadan as anti-people and said, ‘It is sad but true that during Ramadan or any festival, some unscrupulous traders in our country increase the price of products to make extra profit. .
In view of Ramzan in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made arrangements to ensure that the supply of all products, including imported products and manufactured products, is correct. As a result food stocks are now not only sufficient but more than required. And there is no logical reason for the increase in prices during Ramadan.’ Broadcasting Minister said, ‘Our food policy says that if there is 10 lakh tonnes of food stock in the country, then it is safe. But currently there are more than two million tonnes of food grains rice, wheat and substantial stocks of consumer goods, some of which are in excess of the demand for Ramadan.’ “Still, it is seen that some unscrupulous businessmen and hoarders are trying to increase the prices of products by taking the opportunity of this Ramadan,” the information minister warned, “those who do this will actually engage in anti-people activities.” The government is already taking action against them and punishment will be imposed if necessary. You have seen that various organizations including Directorate of Consumer Protection have already become active. The market is being monitored. This will soon be done upto the upazila level. I will call people to be careful in this regard.’ Hasan Mahmud urged the media to come forward in this regard by pointing out that ‘due to the war in Ukraine, the price of goods has increased in the world context, there has never been a shortage of goods in our country like the countries of Europe and America’. He said, ‘So that no one can create this kind of crisis and increase the price of products to make extra profit, the media can also play a role in reporting against dishonest traders.