DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today had her
meals cooked without onion as the essential cooking ingredient appeared to a
costly item in recent days.
We stopped eating onion . . . all foods in my house were cooked this noon
without onion, a premier office spokesman quoted her as saying.
Sheikh Hasina added that she found the foods without onion to be very
tasty and delicious as well and thanked the cook of her residence for
preparing the foods.
Prime minister's deputy press secretary Hasan Zahid Tusher said she made
the comment ahead of her departure for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this evening.
The premier's comments came hours after she announced at party rally that
onion's abnormal price hike prompted the government to order its import
through cargo planes to immediately contain its price.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)