Saturday, 19 October 2013

Gold hunt in UP: Congress says no harm in digging, Modi takes a dig at Centre

Posted By Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND
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                                                                                                          Editor’s Message

             To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.

          It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.

        But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
              As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
       It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.    
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Gold hunt in UP: Congress says no harm in digging, Modi takes a dig at Centre

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday supported the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) treasure hunt in an old fort in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, and said the move benefits the country, no harm going for it. 

"There is no harm if the country benefits from it," Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury told reporters. 

She defended the ASI move to excavate for around 1,000 tonnes of gold, which a seer said he dreamt to have been buried near a temple at the old fort. 

"The Geological Survey of India said there is some metal underneath the temple. What actually is there will be known only after digging," said Chowdhary. 

The old fort at Dondia Khera village belongs to Unnao's mid-19th century ruler Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh. Unnao is 50 km from the state capital Lucknow. 

Shobhan Sarkar, a famous seer of the region, wrote to the Prime Minister that the late king came in his dreams and asked him to get the treasure dug up and hand it over to the government of India to tide over the economic crisis. 

Modi mocks at Centre's gold hunt (PTI reports from Chennai) 

Taking a dig at the Centre for its "gold hunt", BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Moditoday urged the Government to bring back the black money allegedly stashed in Swiss banks. 

"The government has started to dig for some 1,000 tonnes gold, after someone dreamt of it. You bring back the money that the looters have stashed in Swiss banks. That would be more than the value of 1,000 tonnes of gold," Modi said while addressing BJP workers on his arrival here on a day's visit to the city. 

The Gujarat chief minister was apparently mocking at the excavation work being undertaken by Archaeological Survey of India in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh to hunt for a gold treasure on the basis of a dream by a seer who had predicted about 1,000 tonnes of gold in that area. 

Modi said the deadly cyclone Phailin which hit parts of Odisha, Andhra PradeshWest Bengal andBihar did not destroy much as it was feared, but the country was witnessing a cyclone of change to ensure a "Congress-mukth Bharat". 

He said he has been witnessing a wave of change in the country, including in Tamil Nadu to change the government at the Centre. 

Modi will be delivering a lecture at the Nani Phalkiwala Foundation and release a book authored by noted journalist and his party colleague Arun Shourie.

Result of the last week:
Are Bodos in need of a new student organization? Your opinion?
A. Yes
  1 (9%)

B. No
  8 (72%)

C. Never now
  3 (27%)

D. It may bring another clash amongst Bodos
  2 (18%)

E. It is a must for development of Bodos
  0 (0%)
F. ABSU has failed to meet its commitment
  0 (0%)
G. Can not say
  0 (0%)
H. It is only for benefit of tainted leaders
  3 (27%)

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