• Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

BNP: Gas tariff hike irrational and unethical

  • Published at 05:11 pm February 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 05:12 pm February 23rd, 2017
BNP: Gas tariff hike irrational and unethical
BNP has called upon the government to withdraw the decision to hike gas prices, terming the decision ‘irrational’ and ‘unethical’. The party held a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Thursday, immediately after Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission announced the rise in prices for both household and industrial gas consumption through a circular. The utilities regulator has decided to raise gas prices by almost 50%. The price hike will take effect in two phases in March and June. Reading out a statement at the press conference, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the decision to hike gas prices is irrational, unethical and would create massive pressure in the economy.
Also Read- Tk300 hike in household gas prices in two phases
"People will not accept this decision," added the BNP spokesperson. He also criticised the government for not holding the mass hearing on the proposed gas price hike which was scheduled to be held in December last year. “It is the government's strategy to increase revenue through increasing gas tariffs, and the same logic may also result in a hike in electricity price,” he added. Asked whether BNP is going to announce any programme protesting the decision, Mirza Fakhrul said they would make the decision after further discussions.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail