Police lathicharge Bihar Youth Congress march
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 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 Digha.

"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.


First Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 21:33

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