Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury has purchased onions of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) standing in a queue.
Mayor Ariful Haque informed that it is his symbolic protest against the unbridled price hike of onions in the country.The Sylhet City mayor stood in a queue at Sylhet Kin Bridge point on Monday for purchasing onions from a temporary sales centre.
Sources said the TCB is selling onions in open trucks at various points in the city such as Kabi Nazrul Islam Auditorium at Rikabibazar, Kin Bridge Intersection and Markaz point.
One customer is getting maximum two kilograms of onions. Per kg onion is being sold at Tk 45.