Decision to collect tolls on highways anti-people: Rizvi

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Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. File Photo.

Senior joint secretary general of BNP Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, toll collection decision on the highways has been taken to pick the pockets of general people. He also termed Prime Minister’s decision to collect tolls on highways as anti-people.

He said these at a press conference held at Nayapaltan party central office on Friday.

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, the highways of the country are not eligible to collect tolls. Highways are in dilapidated condition. For this reason accidents are taking place regularly. Bus fare will go up if tolls are imposed. At present transport owners are charging extra fare than the government fixed fare. The toll money will also be collected from the people.

The BNP spokesman said, now people have to count five to ten thousand taka to get a trade license. Holding tax has been increased by many-fold. Charges for gas-electricity-water have been increased ten times in last several years. The government has imposed charge on people’s communication way- mobile phone.

Party central leaders Bilkis Jahan Shirin, Abdus Salam Azad, Asadul Karim Shahin, Mahbubul Haque Nannu and others were present at the press conference.