Lalu equates farmers` stir at Nabi Nagar with Nandigram
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Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 21:46
Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday flayed police lathi-charge against the farmers during protest against inadequate land acquisition at Nabi Nagar in Bihar's Aurangabad district two weeks ago and equated the incident with 'Nandigram' violence in West Bengal four years ago.

Claiming one person was killed in police action at Nabinagar, Prasad said "the Bihar government should put in place a proper land acquisition policy to prevent places in state from becoming Nandigram".

Official sources, however, had confirmed that 25 farmers were injured in police lathicharge at Nabi Nagar earlier this month.

The RJD supremo flayed the state government for not acknowledging the farmer's death due to lathicharge "in order to deny compensation to the kins of the victim".

The state governmetn should not only provide compensation to the family of the deceased farmer, but also provide for adequate compensation to farmers willing to part with their land for development projects, he said.


First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 21:46

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