Dhaka, July 6 (BAN/ AD): The government decision to hike gas price from July 1, in eight categories—including that of household users Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) has called a half-day nationwide general strike on Sunday. The strike will be observed from 6am to 2pm.
Other opposition parties supporting strike are BNP, Gono Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Nagorik Oikya, Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP), Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish, National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, Ganasamhati Andolon and Communist Party of Bangladesh.
As per new price consumers will have to pay 32% more from current Tk 7.38 per cubic foot to Tk9.8. Governing Awami League, and its political alliance—the 14-party grand alliance have shown displeadure on price hike.