Two Jatiya Party MPs -- Mujibul Haque and Rustum Ali Faraji -- on Sunday demanded the government reduce diesel prices to ease public sufferings.
“Common people, particularly the poorer section, are now suffering due to diesel price hike. I would like tell the Leader of the House and the Prime Minister either to reduce the price, or withdraw the recent decision, or make an alternative arrangement,” said Mujibul Haque (Kishoreganj-3), taking floor on point of order in Parliament.
He said the diesel price was suddenly raised at a time when people are trying to return to their normal life after two years of sufferings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mujibul, also known as Chunnu, said the diesel price was increased by 23 percent this time, but such a big hike was not seen in the past.
Mujibul said the government took the decision at a time when people were going through a tough time due to the price hike of essentials. The diesel price hike also contributed to a rise in transport fare and the prices of essentials, adding to the woes of people, he added.
Later, another Jatiya Party MP, Rustum Ali Faraji (Pirojpur-3), asked the government to review its recent decision of diesel price hike, prioritizing the public interest.
“The government should either reduce the diesel price or give subsidies,” he added.