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Jun 17, 2007 at 01:28pm IST

Families of Nandigram victims starving

New Delhi: Despite promises of financial help by political parties and the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee, which is spearheading the anti-land acquisition agitation in Nandigram, the families of two of the six people killed in the violence are starving, the father of one of the deceased told PTI.

Nisikanta Mandal, father of Bharat Mandal who was killed along with Biswajit Maity, said that Bharat's three daughters, their mother and he himself had gone without food for several days as his son was the only bread winner in the family.

He said that political parties like the Trinamool Congress, BJP, CPI and the BUPC had assured them of monetary help, but since nothing came their way.

FIGHT OF FARMERS: Nandigram witnessed a battle between the state govt and the people a fortnight ago.

Mandal claimed that his daughter-in-law even had to beg to make ends meet, but failed in that too.

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