The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) has alleged that the government is not taking any noticeable measures for 'monga'-affected people of the northern districts. The 'monga' is a famine-like state.
The CPB leaders made the observation while addressing a number of meetings in the northern districts Friday, organised as part of their central programme of "resist `monga', lower price of essentials and save people" to be observed on October 16.
Due to the absence of government measures, the CPB leaders said, the `monga', which usually grips people in the month of `Kartik' this year affected them in `Ashwin.'
The meeting in Rangpur was addressed, among others, by Ruhin Hossain Price, Abdul Jalil, Kazi Shamsuzzaman and Chandan Ghosh with Shahadat Hossain Laku in the chair.
Kazi Sajjad Zahir Chandan and Shafiur Rahman addressed the Panchagarah meeting chaired by Ershad Hossain.
In Thakurgaon, the CPB meeting was presided over by Chowdhury Anwar Hossain. It was addressed, among others, by Aktar Hossain Rana, Fazle Khoda and Hossain Ali.
The Bogra meeting was addressed by Shahidullah Chowdhury, Hafizar Rahman and Dulal Kundu.