Traders want to open all shopping malls and shops in the country from next Thursday (April 6) if the government gives permission. Bangladesh Shop Owners Association President. Helal Uddin informed the media about this.He told the media on Tuesday (April 6) night, “As the prevalence of the deadly coronavirus has been rampant in the country in the last few days, we have imposed a conditional ban on all activities and movement from April 5 to April 11.” The government has allowed public transport. If we do not allow the opening of shopping malls and shops in such a situation, this class of people will die without eating. ‘
That is why the traders want to open a limited number of shopping malls and shops from next Thursday in compliance with the health rules. Now they are spending their days anxiously looking at the government decision.
Helal Uddin said, “We have sent a letter to the Prime Minister on behalf of the organization demanding the opening of shops. Chief Secretary said. I have consulted with Ahmed Kaikaus. I have also written a summary of the demand and sent a short message to the Prime Minister. ‘
The president of the shop owners’ association said in a letter that they have requested in a letter to allow small, wholesale, retail markets and shops to be open from 10 am to 4 pm next Thursday in compliance with 100 per cent hygiene rules.
Helal Uddin further said, “We are waiting for the decision of the Prime Minister and the government. We will not open shops without government permission. I hope the Prime Minister will make the right decision after realizing the reality. ‘
It may be mentioned that the government announced a strict ban from last Monday (April 5) to April 11 due to the widespread increase in corona infection in the country. Under this, the government has directed to close all types of shopping malls and shops except daily necessities, pharmacy (drug store).
Human Voice / MA
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has demanded a monthly government subsidy for workers in the ongoing lockdown across the country.
He made the demand at a virtual meeting of the Nationalist Workers’ Party on Tuesday (April 6th) at noon.
Mirza Fakhrul said that in this Kovid-19 period, workers must be given subsidy. Every labor leader, worker brother who is there must get relief assistance from the government. This is the biggest demand at the moment.
“We are demanding today that all the workers in the informal sector in the country, all the workers in our garment factories, all the workers associated with other factories must be given a monthly grant which has been given to others,” he said.
The BNP secretary general said that during the coronation period, it is necessary to give only to the owners, not only to give loans from banks. I was talking to my friend in a factory in London. He is telling me that I am in a very good condition now. Why lockdown? He says the government is paying me ১৫ 1,500. It’s called the Welfare State, it’s called Love for the People, Commitment to the People. Let us build this movement on the workers that at this time today we have to give them incentives, we have to give them relief, we have to give them support.
Highlighting the condition of the party, the BNP secretary general said, “Today our party has a lot of hardships, a lot of bad times. We are going through many adversities. Our leader who led us, whose words inspired us, we jumped in. Begum Khaleda Zia is in jail today for three years. It is unthinkable. Today, our acting chairman, Tareq Rahman, who is leading us, is in exile 6,000 miles away.
“Cases against 35 lakh people. In the last few days, cases have been filed against 20,000 people. In Corona, starting from our Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Selima Apa (Selima Rahman), Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, many people fell ill today and were hospitalized with cobid. Our Moudud brother (Moudud Ahmed) has left us, our Ruhul Alam Chowdhury has left, many have left including our young leader Khandaker Ahad. We have to get out of this situation, we have to come out, ”added Mirza Fakhrul.
The virtual discussion meeting was organized by the Nationalist Workers’ Party on the occasion of the first death anniversary of the late Jafrul Hasan, a member of the BNP Chairperson’s Advisory Council. Veteran labor leader Jafrul Hasan died on April 6, 2020 while undergoing treatment.
BNP Standing Committee Member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Vice Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Joint Secretary General Mojibur Rahman Sarwar, Organizing Secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince, Jatiya Sramik Jote General Secretary Naimul Naimul. General Secretary of Trade Union Center Scope Leader Wazed-ul Islam Khan, General Secretary of Labor Party Nurul Islam Khan Nasim, Central Leader AM Nazim Uddin, Salahuddin Sarkar, Mia Md. Mizanur Rahman, Rafiqul Islam, Abul Khair Khwaja. MG Farooq, Asaduzzaman Babul, Kohinoor Mahmud, Mofidul Islam Mohan, Kazi Amir Khasru, Khandaker Zulfiqar Matin, daughter of the late leader Nasrin Hasan Tima spoke.
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