Two BNP leaders have alleged that the government has failed to control the market at the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan.
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the allegation in separate programmes on Saturday.
Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said the prices of essentials have increased sharply with the start of Ramadan as the government couldn't control the market.
"It has totally failed to keep the market stable," he said, reports UNB.
The BNP leader came up with the remark while speaking at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.
Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, also alleged that the government has allowed the pro-ruling party businesspeople to make windfall profits by inflating the prices of essentials.
"The government is doing this as it has no sense of responsibility for people," he alleged.
Earlier at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said the prices of essentials marked a sharp rise due to the government's failure to rein in the syndicates backed by party-backed businessmen's syndicates.
"The prices of food and other essential items are going beyond people's buying capacity. People going through immense sufferings to cope with the growing prices of the necessary items," he added.
Rizvi also voiced concern that people are facing serious problems during the Ramadan as gas crisis has deepened in some areas of the capital.