Left parties half-day hartal underway
The left-leaning parties eight-hour hartal is underway on Thursday protesting protesting the fresh power tariff hike.
Earlier on Nov 23, Ganatantrik Bam Morcha, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Socialist Party of Bangladesh (BSD) jointly called the hartal for Thursday protesting the fresh power price hike.
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) on an average raised the power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk. 0.35 per unit which will come into effect from December.