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BNP prolongs support to hartal on gas tarrif hike

25 Feb, 2017 20:23:47

Staff Correspondent:BNP has prolonged its moral support to leftist party sponsored six-hour hartal on February 28 protesting the recent gas price hike.

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the party’s secretary general, unveiled the decision while speaking to reporters at a function in Thakurgaon on Saturday evening.

Leftist political parties declared the half-day hartal yesterday, a day into Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission raised gas prices for all consumers by 22.7 percent and decided to implement the hike in two phases.