Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Monday alleged that the government has taken a stance against the interest of the common people by raising bus and launch fares instead of lowering fuel and oil prices.
In a statement, he said, “The government has increased the prices of diesel and kerosene irrationally. We had demanded a reduction in fuel and oil prices. But the government raised the transport and launch fares,” he said.
He demanded the government reduce the increased prices of diesel and kerosene and the increased fares of buses and launches.
The Jatiya Party chairman said the government suddenly increased the prices of diesel and kerosene by Tk 15 per liter on the night of November 3.
He bemoaned that the government has also increased bus fares by 27 percent and launch fares by 35 percent without reducing fuel prices in the face of a movement by transport owners, leaving people in unbearable sufferings.
“With the rise in fuel and oil prices, the cost of living and transportation is increasing fast,” the Jatiya Party chief said.