Police lathicharge Bihar Youth Congress march

Last Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 21:33

Patna: Six Bihar Youth Congress workers were injured in a police lathi charge during an agitation to gherao the Assembly to protest the `failure` of the Nitish Kumar government.
The police swung into action after hundreds of YC
workers led by their president Lalan Kumar marched from Gandhi
Maidan to R block roundabout and tried to break the barricade
to gherao the house.

Official sources said six YC workers were injured and
15 detained.

Claiming that the YC programme was `peaceful and
democratic`, Kumar said the police action was unwarranted and
that over 50 YC workers were injured.

Kumar termed as draconian the Digha Acquired Land
settlement scheme and Digha Acquired Land rules and demanded
that the rules be scrapped.
The scheme provided for regularisation of
unauthorised colonies that had come up on the 1,024 acres of
land acquired in 1972 by the Bihar State Housing Board at

"We have decided to intensify the stir for ouster of
the Nitish Kumar government which has failed on all fronts,"
Kumar said.

The agitation was also organised to protest alleged
corruption in MNREGA and to demand a CBI probe into alleged
irregularities in plots by the Bihar Industrial Area
Development Authority, Kumar said.


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First Published: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 21:33

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