Hasina unhappy over India’s onion export ban

On the second day of her India visit, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday categorically expressed her dissatisfaction over India’s sudden decision to ban export of onion which has resulted in skyrocketing of the price of the bulb in her country. “Bangladesh was taken by surprise,” she said. Switching to Hindi briefly from her speech in English at the India-Bangladesh Business Forum, she said Bangladesh has been inconvenienced by rising price of onion following the ban on export by India.

She said had India informed Bangladesh in advance about the ban, Dhaka could have made arrangements for importing onion from some other countries.
Hasina said she has instructed her cook not to use onions.