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Where there is extortion, I will talk to the Home Minister myself: Commerce Minister

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  • 04 April, 2022 13:38:39

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News Desk: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said, "We are coming to the market again and again and sitting with the traders as the prices of products have gone up in the market." Although there is not much problem in wholesale in the market, there is a big difference in price between retail and wholesale.

"Somewhere, even if the price of the product goes up due to extortion, take my number," he said. Let me know at what points extortion is taking place, I will personally talk to the Home Minister.

The Commerce Minister said this after inspecting the Caravan Bazaar in the capital on Sunday (April 3). Earlier, the minister will hold a meeting with the Kawran Bazar Business Committee.

The Commerce Minister said, "I have seen some inconsistency in the rice market." Coarse rice is 43-44 rupees in wholesale, it will increase further in retail. But now no one eats thick rice. Rickshaw pullers also look for thin rice. We want to increase the monitoring in retail, the task force will work for this.

Regarding the prices of fruits and raw materials, he said, "Eggplant is 50 rupees in Dhaka and 15 rupees in Rangpur." We want to increase monitoring when trucks arrive at the market at dawn. This will explain the difference in price.

Regarding the sudden increase in the price of meat, he said that the price of meat is controlled by the city corporation. We want to sit down with the City Corporation.

Addressing the traders, he said, "Allah will not forgive you." Where prices fall in all countries of the world during the festival, our prices are increased here. In our neighboring India, the prices of various products of worship have come down and here we have increased the prices during the month of fasting. But will God forgive you?

Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Director General of the Consumer Protection Department AHM Safiquzzaman, Director Manzur Mohammad Shahriar and other businessmen were present on the occasion.

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