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Low income people in Rangpur stage demo demanding relief

Low income people in Rangpur stage demo demanding relief

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Thousands of day labourers and low income people on Monday staged a demonstration in front of Rangpur City Corporation office demanding relief.

Agitated rickshaw pullers, van pullers, auto-bike workers from the different parts of the city thronged city corporation office and blocked both sides of the road on Monday noon.

Demonstrators alleged that they have been jobless since nationwide shutdown declared due to curb the spread of coronavirus. Their families have been passing inhuman lives due to having no earnings. They even did not get enough relief from the government or from non-governmental organisations for their survival. Finding no way out of the miseries they were bound took the street.

Later, Rangpur city mayor Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Chief Executive Officer Ruhul Amin Mia, Rangpur city Awami League president Shafiur Rahman Shafi, general secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal and councilors of different wards came to them and listened to their demands.

Later, they called off their demonstration getting assurances to meeting the demands.