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“Told my cook to not use onions”: Sheikh Hasina takes a dig at India’s onion export ban

Sheikh Hasina said, “I do not know why you stopped sending onions. If you had given a little notice, we could have brought it from another place.”

 

New Delhi| Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the India-Bangladesh Business Forum on Friday. She said that after India imposed a ban on onion exports, there have been some problems in Bangladesh. “I myself have told my butlers not to use onions in food,” Sheikh Hasina said.

Hasina said, “For us, there was a problem with onions. I do not know why you stopped sending onions. If you had given a little notice, we could have brought it from another place. I told the cook to stop adding onions from now on. If you have to do something like this in any way from the future, let us know a little earlier.” The people present there were surprised to hear this in Hindi from Sheikh Hasina.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said on this matter that we are trying to resolve how the concerns of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on onion can be resolved.

The central government issued instructions to the state government

In fact, on September 29, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry banned the export of all types of onions. After this, in view of the rising prices of onions, the government issued strict instructions to the state government regarding the storage of onions. The government said that under this, the limit of 100 quintals for onion stocking for retail traders and 500 quintals for onion stocking for wholesalers should be increased.

 

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