Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will stage demonstrations across the country on Friday protesting the hike in power tariffs.
The demonstrations will be held in all the cities, district towns and upazila headquarters throughout the country.
BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Thursday evening.
The BNP leader alleged that the government has to provide subsidy of thousands of crores taka to the power sector due to the setting up of rental and quick rental power plants by the relatives of the ruling party leaders.
On Thursday, the government raised the power tariff by 6.96 percent on average at consumer levels with retrospective effect from March 1.
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