Gas tariff hike: Gonoforum to stage demo Tuesday

Gas tariff hike: Gonoforum to stage demo Tuesday

Gonoforum will stage demonstration across the country on Tuesday protesting the gas price hike and the national budget for the 2019-20 fiscal.

Gonoforum, which recently came into limelight by taking part in the December 30 national election through forging a unity with BNP-led 20-party alliance and some other political parties, today made the announcement.

The party will also bring out a procession from in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on that day.

Meanwhile, Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) called half-day hartal across the country tomorrow protesting the hike of the gas price.

BNP, Gonoforun and Krishak Sramik Janata League extended their moral supports to the hartal and called upon people to make the protest programme a success.

According to the new tariff, households using a single burner will pay Tk 925 instead of Tk 750 a month. Those using a double burner will pay Tk 975 instead of Tk 800.

Earlier on June 15, Gonoforum rejected the proposed national budget for 2019-20 fiscal terming it as frustrating and anti-people.

On June 13, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presented Tk 523,190 crore budget for the fiscal year of 2019-20. The new budget is 18.1 per cent of GDP.