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Lalu equates farmers` stir at Nabi Nagar with Nandigram

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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