Lalu equates farmers'' stir at Nabi Nagar with Nandigram

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Patna, Jan 24 (PTI) RJD supremo Lalu Prasad todayflayed police lathicharge against the farmers during protestagainst inadequate land acquisition at Nabi Nagar in Bihar''sAurangabad district two weeks ago and equated the incidentwith ''Nandigram'' violence in West Bengal four years ago.

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

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

The RJD supremo flayed the state government for notacknowledging the farmer''s death due to lathicharge "in orderto deny compensation to the kins of the victim".

The state governmetn should not only providecompensation to the family of the deceased farmer, but alsoprovide for adequate compensation to farmers willing to partwith their land for development projects, he said.

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