‘Vested quarter out to destabilise market’

Staff Correspondent

24 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the Awami League-led present government has not failed to deal syndicate of the market.

“A vested quarter is always tries to destablise the market through hiking the prices of essential commodities. But the government has not failed to deal such syndicate of market,” he said.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said this while addressing a view-exchange meeting at the party president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in the morning.

The presidents and general secretaries of Dhaka North and South units of Awami League and its associate bodies joined the meeting. Obaidul Quader said price of essential commodities varies during the rainy season but the situation come will come to its normal situation shortly.

Talking over violence against women and rape, Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not spare anyone involved in rape and violence against women.

“No compromise will be made in this regard,” he said.

Mentioning that rumors are being spread on social media, the Awami League general secretary said the government is in strong position against any rumours.


“All need to remain alert so that none can spread rumours, even journalists have to be careful too,” he said.


Talking over movement of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to free Khaleda Zia, Quader said release of Khaleda Zia is not the outcome of BNP’s movement.


“She (Khaleda) is in bail on humanitarian ground,” he said.


The AL general secretary said the party will start its activities in full swing by November.