Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said general people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr joyfully because the prices of essential commodities were within their purchasing capacity.
The minister came up with this observation while exchanging Eid greetings with officials and employees of his ministry on Monday, the first day after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.
“Prices of essential commodities remained at tolerable level as there was sufficient stock of all commodities in the country,” said Tofail Ahmed.
Tofail also praised media for positive reporting on the commodity markets.
Replying to a question, the minister said the court has sentenced Khaleda Zia to jail in a corruption case and the government has nothing to do.
BNP leaders have been trying to free her and they can wage movement for her release but if they try to resort to destructing activities including arson attacks like 2013-2014, their movement will fail because people do not support such atrocities, he added.
He said there will be no caretaker or supportive-government during elections. The next parliament elections will be held under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Replying to another question about the treatment of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, Tofail said BNP always demand for deployment of army during elections but it does not rely on army-run hospital for Begum Zia’s treatment.