It would be an insult to patriotism if Biju’s Dakota is preserved in Orissa Museum

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

BJD member in Orissa Legislative Assembly Debashish Nayak has made a demand in the House that the parked and abandoned Dakota airplane of  Biju Patnaik’s Kalinga Airlines be brought from Kolkata airpost and be preserved in the State Museum at Bhubaneswar. Sycophancy knows no bound. But it will be the worst insult to patriotism if his demand is fulfilled.

I explain, why.

A major reason of more than eleven thousand square kilometers of our soil being lost in the Chinese aggression was because of Biju Patnaik’s treachery against the country executed through his Kalinga Airlines.

On October 20, 1962, China had attacked India. We had to suffer the most ignominious defeat in Chinese hands, because there was a man Biju Patnaik in the near circle of Prime Minister Nehru eager to make huge income by sabotaging the country.

Brig. John Delvi in his book ‘Himalayan Blunder’ has pointed out that India lost more than 11000 square kilometers of her land to China in the 1962 war because of lack of basic essentials like warm clothing, snow boots, and glasses.

Biju Patnaik had fetched a contract toJohn Delvi,  airdrop these essential supplies to our soldiers in the NEFA front. But, instead of delivering the same to our soldiers, he had sold away those supplies in black-markets  (Lok Sabha Debates (V) (1967) 7980-7990).

Because of this treason, our soldiers had lost their stamina to fight and we were in the worst of debacles after our independence.

This particular debate was generated in the environment of availability of Lt. General B. M. Kaul’s accounts on our war debacle in his book ‘The Untold Story’’.

In this book, General Kaul, who was in command, had attributed the defeat partly to inadequate supply of essential necessities too.

Nehru’s then blue-eyed boy Biju had cultivated the contract for delivering the supply of essential necessities to our fighting soldiers in the NEFA front through his Kalinga Airlines. But, instead of delivering the supply to the soldiers, he had sold them in the black-market at Calcutta, at Dibrugarh, at Jorhat and other places.

In the Lok Sabha debate mentioned above, when Hem Barua had rued over this, S. M. Banerjee had pointed out that when in the snow-clad battlefield on the border our soldiers were in dire need of basic essentials like warm clothing, and some of the countries like West Germany had rushed profuse amount of top quality woolens like blankets, pullovers, shocks and snow-shoes etc for use of our fighting forces, the same never reached them, as the rich people grabbed them for their own comfort through the black-market fed by Kalinga Airways of Biju Patnaik.
Despite having sold the essential defense supplies in the black-market, Biju had bagged Rs. 1, 78, 33, 416.00 from the exchequer towards charges of their delivery in the border (Prime Minister Nehru’s reply to Surendranath Dwivedi in the Lok Sabha on 25 January 1963)

Biju had committed many offenses against the country even before the Chinese attack. One of these offenses was unauthorized use of an aircraft of his company- known to defense intelligence as a plane under contract with their department – on 26 October 1959 in secret service of a group of unidentified persons that had traveled to and fro between Calcutta and Bombay.

Questionable conduct of Biju’s airways, specifically as the defense of the country was involved, was inquired into through a committee headed by Katju. The findings of this Committee were devastating. But, lest Nehru’s fault in relying upon Biju also gets exposed, his government claimed privilege over the report and denied even the MPs to go through it, though on December 01, 1960, the Lok Sabha was fed with a vetted synopsis thereof after a lot of ruckus.

Biju was the first mafia to have entered politics and polluted politics for personal aggrandizement. Nehru had made shameful contributions to this.

So, despite confession that the Katju Committee had found massive irregularities committed by Kalinga airways, the government was not to terminate the contract with him, as a result of which, the defense supplies did not reach the soldiers in the battle field, but fetched profit for Biju from the black-market in places like Calcutta, Dibrugarh and Jorhat.

The then Minister of State (Home)Vidya Charan Shukla had told Atal Behari Vajpayee in reply to his star question bearing No. 785 on 28 June 1962, that the Public Accounts Committee had found many specific illegalities and forgeries, which the Kalinga Airways of Biju Patnaik had committed. By blackmailing Nehru, Biju escaped prosecution.

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament had found that during the war, Kalinga Airways had at least 1600 unauthorized flights over the war zone. This was a serious offense. The country had neither authorized nor had funded these 1600 flights over the border where the war was going on, in the most sensitive time. As the PAC mentioned of this matter, and it was clear that the government had to investigate into it, the number of these suspicious and unauthorized flights was tampered with and in place of 1600, the figure was projected as 200. When Mr. G. G. Swell queried on who tampered with the figure of the unauthorized flights, Minister Shukla had declared, that the committee investigating into the specific offenses of Kalinga Airlines, would also look into this mischief.

But, Biju escaped, because any action against him could also have brought to limelight the wrongful patronization Nehru had given to him oblivious of harms that was causing to the country.

The whereabouts of Kalinga Airlines was not kept track of. The loss that the nation suffered because of Biju Patnaik’s treachery was not determined. The pilots of the airways without whose collaboration Biju could not have committed the illegalities were never interrogated, when Kalingalines aircrafts crashed one after one, the last reported being a Douglas C-47A on October 17, 1965 with 8 fatalities that had extinguished the entire crew whom the nation should have interrogated to know the truth.

If anything, Biju deserves posthumous punishment for treachery against the country. Why the debates in parliament, exposures in Katju Committee as well as PAC reports were rendered inconsequential should be investigated into by a competent Judicial Commission of Enquiry, as greater interest of the country calls for that.

Therefore, it would be a great insult to Orissa and to the patriotic sense of the people of Orissa, if the sycophantic demand of the BJD member in the State Assembly is heeded to.

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Epideictic acrobatics won’t do; the Prime Minister should subject himself to credible investigations beyond the CBI

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s assertions that he is ready for interrogation by Central Bureau of India in matter of coal scam seems like epideictic acrobatics to hoodwink the people. He has not asked the CBI to include his name for interrogation.

By this time, he should have placed himself for interrogation on records by convincing his fidgeting colleagues that he is, as he has belatedly said, not above the Law. But he has not taken any discernible step in this regard.

He has not yet told the people, if he is not involved with the crime, why did he take so much time to express willingness to be interrogated by the CBI. His motive and modus operandi in causing this delay need be revealed to the public, so that his sincerity can be gauged.

He should, if he is sincere, divulge details of steps, if any, he has taken for fixing responsibility for the missing of relevant files and tell the people clearly, who has stollen or destroyed the files containing notes and orders of concerned functionaries including himself. Mere saying “I am not above law” is of no relevance, because every idiot also knows that nobody is above the Law.

When missing of the files was known and needle of suspicion was pointing at him in public perception, he had asserted that he can’t say where the files had gone, because he was not the custodian of the files.

So, he was aware of missing of the files.

Being aware of the missing of the files, over which people were to look at their Prime Minister askance, in order to keep in tact the glory of the chair of the Prime Minister, he should have immediately taken exemplary punitive action against the last handler of the files, who could have been instantly identified from the ‘File-Movement-Register’ the government maintains. And, he should have ensured that the files are retrieved, if they were not willfully destroyed.

Instead of resorting to epideictic acrobatics that he is ready for interrogation, he should publicly say as to why he has not made his government punish the last handler of the missing files and why he took such huge time to be ready for interrogation. More importantly, he should explain his silence over the swindle worth Rs. 1.86 lakh crores due to his favoring Kumar Mangalam Birla of Hindalco Industries Ltd in coal blocks allocation, as reported by the national auditor. Why should he tell the CBI of this instead of telling the people? Why should there be the necessity of interrogation? Is confession before the people not better than admission on interrogation table?

And why should he be interrogated by the CBI? Is not the CBI dancing to the tune of his government? Is the CBI not denuded of essential credibility during his tenure as the Prime Minister? Who shall believe that the CBI would act independently and impartially in its investigation against the Prime Minister? Situation is so sour, even if the CBI acts independently sans any motive, people will not be convinced that the investigation was proper. And, for this sad situation, who else is responsible than the Prime Minister Dr. Singh?

So, in such circumstances, the Prime Minister should confess every details of his involvement in the scam that has been reported by the CAG to have caused a swindle worth Rs. 1.86 lakh crores; or should accept either of the following two suggestions, in interest of the nation in general and of the dignity of the chair he occupies in particular.

Firstly, he should urge upon the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, because the coalgate investigation is being monitored by the Apex court, to create a ‘Special Task Force’ for the purpose, comprising experienced sleuths from crime branches of all the provinces, who, unlike IPS officers, will act sans any fear for the Central Government, and thus, whether or not Dr. Manmohan Singh is the real culprit could be convincingly found out; and secondly, as an alternative, he should appoint a judicial commission of enquiry to help the people know whether or not he himself is the culprit.

The country has a great precedence of the second pattern.

In a special situation created by Jawaharlal Nehru’s government in the centre, Biju Patnaik occupied the chair of Orissa’s Chief Minister on 23 May, 1961 and immediately indulged in looting the State Exchequer for his personal gain and created a gang of co-looters in his ministry that destroyed all administrative norms and ethics in the nasty game of avarice and aggrandizement.

His misrule being absolutely unbearable, the students of Orissa were the first to rise in revolt followed immediately by the masses.

Biju was forced to quit the chair in midterm, though Nehru, whose many weaknesses he knew, had helped him with a face-saving cover called Kamraj Plan.

But the people went on demanding punitive action against Biju so relentlessly that the Central Government was bound to conduct an investigation into his black deeds through the CBI.

The CBI could not proceed properly, as the State Government of which Biju’s protege Biren Mitra was the Chief Minister, did not cooperate.

Yet in its report, it said that, there were many instances of illegalities which only a judicial inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 (No. LX of 1952) can determine.

Sadly as the central government was under the grip of the Congress Party, instead of a Judicial Inquiry as recommended by the CBI, a Cabinet Sub-Committee was formed to enquire into the allegations against Biju and the same Sub-Committee made a farce of enquiry and tried to protect him.

The Prime Minister appealed the Parliament to forgive him as he and his protege Biren Mitra were already punished by being made to relinquish their offices.

This had enraged the people of Orissa so much that they punished the Congress Party in the 1967 election for having not punished Biju for his misdeeds.

R.N.Singhdeo became the new Chief Minister of Orissa heading a coalition with Jan Congress founded by Harekrushna Mahtab. In honoring the promise made in election manifesto, he appointed Justice H. R. Khanna of the Delhi High Court as the Judicial Commission of Inquiry against alleged felonies perpetrated during the period from 23 June 1961 to 8 March 1967 by Biju Patnaik and his colleagues including his two successors: Biren Mitra and Sadasiv Tripathy.

This Judicial Commission of Inquiry was appointed on 26 October 1967 under Orissa Government Home Department Notification No.813.

When the State Government was in the process of appointing this Commission of Inquiry, on 27 June 1967, Sadasiv Tripathy along with 24 MLAs and MPs of the Congress Party, had submitted a memorandum to President of India for enquiry into acts of corruption and impropriety alleged against R.N.Singhdeo (then the Chief Minister), P.M.Pradhan (then the Deputy Chief Minister), S.N.Patnaik (then a Minister), Banamali Patnaik (then a Minister), Santanu Kumar Das (then a Minister), N. K. Choudhury (Ex-Chief Minister) and Dr. H.K.Mahtab (Ex-Chief Minister).

On receiving the memorandum from the President, the then Home Minister of India, Sri Chavan sent the same to R.N.Singhdeo for action as he would deem proper.

Singhdeo immediately put the memorandum to administrative examination and as the allegations were prima facie sans any merit, he told Sri Chavan that if he desires, the State Government would go for a judicial examination of the allegations by a sitting judge of a High Court or the Supreme Court of India.

The central Home Minister replied that, as a sitting judge may not be diverted for such an enquiry, the CM may have the enquiry through any retired judge of any High Court or the Supreme Court.

Justice J. R. Mudholkar, a retired judge of the Supreme Court agreed to enquire and find out which of the allegations seemed prima facie correct, so that a regular Judicial Commission of Inquiry could be appointed to enquire into those specific allegations.

Accordingly, a Special Judge post was created in G.O.No. 292-EC on May 3, 1968 and Justice Mudholkar was appointed in the said post as a Special Judge to conduct the fact-finding enquiry, Findings of this commission were held to be genuine by the Orissa High Court in Harekrushna Mahtab vs the Chief Minister of Orissa case on 23 September 1070.

Thus, it is clear that a Chief Minister of Orissa R. N. Singhdeo had enquired into allegations against himself by a special commission headed by a former judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice J. R. Mudholkar.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should follow this precedence and subject himself to necessary enquiry by a Judge, instead of CBI, to allay all suspicions about his involvement with the crimes against the country in the scamosphere.

This is, I repeat, more essential for protecting the dignity of the august office he holds.

Mohanty Commission Almost Boycotted

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The very meager response to Mohanty Commission’s call for information through affidavit in Pipili case makes one suspect that it is almost boycotted by the public.

The people of Orissa, except the workers of BJD, aggrieved over police mischief in the matter of Pipili felony, have been demanding CBI probe into the rape-cum-attempt to murder angle with Orissa Gana Samaj representing their voice transcending party flags.

Though Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed Justice P.K.Mohanty to investigate into the matter, people do not take the Commission to be of any relevant use except being a factor to fizzle out the tremendous agitation against the suspected criminals, like what has happened through so many commissions in his regime.

The OGS, therefore, had requested Justice Mohanty to refuse the appointment. But, the request was not heeded to.

Justice Mohanty had invited affidavits from whosoever has any information to share with the Commission in the matter of the crime to facilitate the inquiry, fixing March 3 as the last date for submission thereof. But only 7 persons have submitted their affidavits: six from the village of the victim of the crime who is perishing under coma in S.C.B.Medical College Hospital, Cuttack and one from a lawyer from Pipili, though thousands and thousands of people of Orissa are aware of different aspects of the inhuman offense the poor girl as been subjected to.

In no Judicial Commission of Inquiry heretofore the Commission’s invitation for information through affidavits had received such poor response. It indicates to only one phenomenon: people have no faith in the Commission of Inquiry as a medium of justice. And hence, they have almost boycotted it by staying away from submitting informations called for.

Killer Hooch Hits Orissa as the Chief Minister Follows His Father’s Way of Ignoring the Crime

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Excise Minister A.U. Singhdeo hailing from Bolangir district has resigned. His district was earlier known for Kantabanji culture that stood for manufacturing and marketing of spurious medicines. Now as the Cuttack hooch killings are being shrewdly attributed to spurious liquor sold in medicine bottles, reflecting Kantabanji culture of his district, he has resigned. We will stick to the news that the deaths in Cuttack are caused by spurious liquor, as the victims had not taken any medicine under prescription; but had taken liquor that was made available in plenty in the environment of panchayat elections. It is more alarming that the air is thick with allegations that spurious liquor was being distributed in destinations in medicine bottles so that specific groups should take the supply to their possession ahead of the panchayat elections scheduled to commence on February 11.

The spurious liquor, be it or not in medicine bottles, has taken the toll of 33 persons with 67 critically affected fellows languishing in hospitals including the S.C.B. medical College Hospital, Cuttack, after consuming the same, when the ruling BJD is in mad anxiety to win the Panchayat polls at any cost.

The thirst for power has so much maddened the ruling party that its supremo Sri Naveen Patnaik has no qualms in degrading the dignity of chief-ministership in campaigning for panchayat seats, when his predecessors in the august office were not even campaigning in Assembly bi-elections.

And, who does not know that liquor is a massive medium for vote fetching in rural belt?

The BJD government is known for prosecuting innocent people to help private industries take over their lands and even for prosecuting media persons under sedition charges as and when its corrupt practices are exposed or feared to be exposed. But, makers and marketeers of spurious liquor are seldom prosecuted against and punished in Naveen’s regime even as opposers to liquor selling are prosecuted against by his government.

In different parts of Orissa, the rural women folk, victims of economic ruins as they are because of liquor addiction of their family males, have often demonstrated their protests against opening of liquor outlets in their respective localities. But instead of appreciating that, the government run by Naveen Patnaik has stood with the liquor traders and harassed the women on every occasion.

Whenever hooch has taken the toll of noticeable numbers of human life, Naveen has tried to escape by appointing a judicial commission of inquiry. The modus operandi is the same in appointment of every commission of inquiry into every hooch tragedy in the state during his regime as no action is seen to have been taken on the finding, if any, of any of these commissions.

Ever since Naveen has taken over the reign, it seems like hooch havoc has taken over Orissa.

When dozens of people succumbed to spurious liquor in the districts of Puri and Khurda in 2001, Naveen tried to protect his supporters by dragging the matter into a judicial probe, eventually to burry the probe report under the carpet of government privilege.

The hooch traders were so encouraged by the Puri episode that the CM’s home district Ganjam was seen more alluring to them. And, the State saw massive number of deaths of Ganjam dwellers due to hooch drinking repeatedly in 2006.

Manufacturers and marketeers of spurious liquor were not punished, but the government very strongly advocated in the Assembly for spread of liquor trade outlets to stop such deaths!

The official stand in favor of liquor trade was so very menacing and resolute that the ruling party members were encouraged to browbeat the Opposition in this matter. Many observers of the Assembly must be remembering that on 15 March 2006, Pratap Jena, the man under whose grip the area of current hooch havoc lies, had rained blows on Congress MLA Anup Sai as he was harping on Opposition demand for resignation of excise minister Kalandi Behera over the loss of human lives in Ganjam.

When the Opposition started exposing the Chief Minister, Behera had to resign on 25 April 2006 to save the skin of the CM.”I have resigned on moral ground” he had then said.

Now when people have died in Cuttack district, and the tragedy has exposed how the State is perishing under misrule, excise minister A.U.Singhdeo has resigned “on moral ground”.

Naveen is continuing to rule by using the resignations as masks of good administration.

As in 2006, a judicial inquiry commission was appointed by the chief minister, so also now a judicial commission is announced to probe into the hooch havoc.

It is sad that the farce that Naveen is making of judicial commissions of inquiry is not being interfered with by Judiciary.

There is no dearth of fellows with judicial experience to accept his offer to man the commissions, even though they also know that their exercises would remain barren excepting making contributions to instant skin saving of the chief minister. For an extra income, they come forward to act as de facto shock absorbers to help Naveen’s political car run smoothly on the roads of power. Otherwise, Justice P.K.Patra should not have accepted the appointment to probe into the Ganjam district hooch tragedy in 2006 when the same chief minister was deliberately sleeping over the report of the Mahendra Patnaik commission since 2005 that had investigated into the hooch tragedy in Puri and Khurda districts in 2001.

What was the outcome of Patra commission? Nil, one may say. No hooch killer has been punished on the basis of investigation by Patra and none of his recommendations – if there were any – has been officially honored by the government.

So, if again a judicial officer or a former judicial functionary agrees to act as commissioner of inquiry as has been announced by the CM, it cannot be said for certain that such a commission will not be another item of farce in the corridor of crime that hooch operators rule over.

if dignity of judicial inquiries into such felonies is to be preserved, our earnest view is that, the proposed judicial commission should make publication and implementation of the two preceding inquiry commissions’ reports a prerequisite to his/her acceptance of the government request.

Coming back to the issue, we want the proposed Commission to know that, with Naveen in power, the hooch operators, notwithstanding the judicial inquiry conducted by Justice Patra, had known that the climate was completely congenial to them.

So, their trade continued unrestraint despite the Patra Commission.

And, as was seen, the home district of A.U.Singdeo had emerged as a paradise to hooch operators.

In 2009, Bolangir became a graveyard of hooch victims, which in its entire pre and post independence history it never was.

The spurious liquor trade did not get stopped despite the deaths. It penetrated into different parts of western Orissa. The deaths due to spurious liquor in Rayagada in 2011 may be cited as just an instance.

So, the massive loss of life in Cuttack Sadar and Olatpur Police Station areas caused by hooch on and since 6th February 2012 is not a surprising or solitary mishap. It is a part of the continuous crime that the state has been reeling under in Naveen’s regime.

It would be proper for the proposed Judicial Commission of Inquiry to take a preview of the above mentioned phenomenon that make it clear that hooch operators have not stopped their illicit trade in Orissa despite judicial inquiries and the Naveen Patnaik government that has appointed the inquiry commissions as noted supra has not honored their reports. If these phenomenon are studied and the proposed commission is sure on the basis of such study that he/she can force the government to implement the recommendations of the Commission, then only such a judicial officer or personality should accept the responsibility. Otherwise it would remain barren as the two previous commission are.

During the regime of no other Chief Minister except Naveen Patnaik, Orissa has suffered so much so repeatedly under the hands of hooch operators.

The only other hooch tragedy that had shocked the State was the Cuttack tragedy perpetrated during the regime of Biju Patnaik, father of the present CM, that had killed more than 240 persons in 1992 at the summit of Biju’s continuous manner of ignoring the crimes.

No wonder, in ready reaction to so massive number of deaths, he had not seen the guilt with the hooch operator – who was known as a donor to his party – but had seen fault with the victims. “They are drunkards. They drink and die, who cares?” was what he had said.

It is interesting to note that, Belu, the prime accused in the Cuttack case of mass killing, is not punished for the killer hooch trade so far, although two decades have elapsed, such was the foundation of prosecution laid down against him in Biju’s regime!

He has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of a police informer and the sentence has been confirmed by Orissa High Court only in October 2011. But no punishment for the killer hooch trade is awarded to him so far.

Biju’s way of ignoring crime seems to be in vogue in his son’s regime.

TAKE ACTION AND SAVE SRI JAGANNATH FROM SHOWY RITUALS

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

A showy ritual has taken a toll of four lives in the Temple of Sri Jagannath at Puri when 60 others including 25 in serious conditions are injured while trying to witness the Alati (waving of light before the image of Sri Jagannath) at 6.40 in the morning of November 4.

As usual, palm greasing of the bereft families has started with Rs.1 lakh each from Orissa Government and the Temple Administration to make them accept that their losses are compensated.

No action has been taken against any functionary for the killer lapses in spite of eye witnesses pointing out accurately accusing fingers at the Secretary of Law Department Sri Dillip Sahu, who, being the highest administrative authority on the Temple, had tried to exploit his position with the help of the Temple Staff for forcing the devotees to make a way for himself and in the process precipitated a stampede leading to the casualties.

Judicial Inquiry: Device to Divert

Chief Minister Navin Patnaik may not want to antagonize judicial officers as his administration is full of punishable malfeasances and hence, Sahu, an officer of District Judge grade, has not been touched as yet notwithstanding being spotted as the basic factor behind the sordid deed. In stead, the age old tactics of pushing official crimes into oblivion has been adopted through a request to the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court for allocation of a Judge to conduct a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Navin seems to have inherited this tactics from his father Biju Patnaik. When Biju was the Chief Minister and the State was drowned under misrule and chaos and in dire despondancy the helpless people were madly seeking mercy of the God, a similar stampede had occurred in the same place of the temple of Jagannatha on November 26, 1993 killing as many as six persons on the spot and injuring hundreds. Biju had appointed a single-judge Judicial Commission of enquiry under Sri Bhubana Mohan Mohapatra to determine as to who was responsible for the mishap and to suggest remedies against future such possibilities. People of Orissa ousted Biju from office on 15 March 1995. Till then he had not taken any action on the Commission’s report nor had he ever bothered to take any action. His only intention in appointing the Judicial Commission of enquiry was to immediately divert public attention from his maladministration and then to burry the issue under his carpet sine die. No body has been notified as yet on what action has ever been taken on the findings of the said Commission, not even the State Assembly. Against this background, appointment of another Judicial Commission on the same sort of mishap on the same spot of the same Temple, when by coincidence, Biju’s son is in office, is a seer farce and nothing else.

The Law Secretary being the highest boss in the temple administration had used temple staff to force his way into the inner chamber of Sri Jagannath to witness the Alati with comfort. And the temple staff, eager to please their boss, used force to organize the thronging devotees into giving him the way. This precipitated the stampede and caused the casualties. This is eye witness account. So, in stead of taking action against the Law Secretary, why the Government wants a Judicial Commission of enquiry to find out the truth? What truth is truer than the eyewitness accounts? Is the Government running by brains that are unable to understand what the eyewitnesses say?

Let Navin make this point clear.

More essential than judicial inquiry

But let him take a step that is more essential than appointing a Judicial Commission of enquiry into the deaths that have occurred. This essential need is restoration of Jagannath philosophy buried under Brahminic rituals.

The first step needed in this respect must be meant to free Sri Jagannath from legends created by vested interest agents of Brahminsm and their patrons in Orissa, the Gajapati kings. In my book SRI JAYADEVANKA BAISI PAHACHA published by Bharata Bharati of Cuttack, I have shown how the female torso worshiped by Tribal people of Orissa as Jaganta-tha as the source of creation and protection of life eventually evolved into an embodiment of Gurudev Buddha because of his role as protector of Tribal Democracies that were primarily matriarch and subsequently became known as Sri Jagannath through Gnyanasiddhi of Indrabhuti. In order to suppress this truth, after non-Oriya invaders occupied Orissa, with the help of the Brahmins imported entirely from outside Orissa, Vedic rituals were promulgated in Sri Mandira to enforce transformation of Sri Jagannatha from Buddha of Orissa to Krushna of Dwaraka. This now needs State intervention.

Buddha was against religious rituals as well as divide of society on caste line advanced by the Vedic system. Therefore the Brahmins, thriving on caste-apartheid, hand-in-glove with their patron Gajapati kings, in order to extingush Sri Jagannatha’s Buddhaness, formulated and promulgated these rituals in Sri Mandira. In order to restore Sri Jagannath to his real position, these rituals must stop.

Orissa’s culture is Buddhism

Gurudev Buddha was born in the Tosala region of Orissa. He had developed the Tosala culture of unperturbed ‘TOSA'(complacence) into a philosophy that eventually became famous as Buddhism. This philosophy being a philosophy of complacence was naturally a philosophy of universal brotherhood.

Universal brotherhood was anathema to Vediv imperialism, which was spreading caste-apartheid in order to reduce Indian Tribes to a state of slavery so that their subjugation would look like philosophically proper.

The philosophical necessity was felt as there were also some people amongst the Aryans who were not willing to be blind followers of the Brahminic hegemony. Sukracharya, Lopamudra and Viswamitra etc are examples.

Philosophy of Imperialism

But Vedic imperialism had invaded India not to leave this splendid place. They tried their ruthless best to annihilate and subjugate the indigenous people, the Tribes, who had built up their matriarch civilization in India prior to the Aryan invasion. They declared them as demons and created scriptures to justify killing of the demons.

But a great Brahmin Sukracharya opposed them and Brahmins like Ravana sided with matriarch tribal communities.

Ravana was shown as killed by Rama of Ayodhya of the Aryavarta and Rama was shown as having undergone a purifying penance to get rid of the sin he committed by killing Ravan, the Brahmin.

Similarly Brutra, another great Brahmin also opposed the oppression let loose by Vedic imperialists on the indigenous tribes. He was shown as killed by Indra, the king of Gods. But because Indra killed a Brahmin like Brutra he was also shown as punished through penance. These episodes were coined in order only to show that a Brahmin, in spite of being an offender, was above punishment and whosoever punishes them must undergo penance.

Origin of caste-supremacism

Notwithstanding such punishment of death, there are many instances of Brahmins in the Vedic society who were revolutionaries and against annihilation or subjugation of indigenous tribes of India. They were considered to be demons despite being born to Brahmins. Evolution of the epithet Brahma Raksasa (demonized Brahmin) suggest that there were many such people amongst the Aryans who were progressive in outlook and therefore were held as demons in the aggressive Vedic system. And they were making friends with the indigenous Indians, the non-Aryans.

So when subjugation of Indian community could not be possible on the line of Aryans versus non-Aryans, Vedic orthodoxy developed the caste system in the guise of systematizing the work order in society, though their hidden agenda was promulgation of Brahminic hegemony through caste-apartheid. The tribal unity was the next obstacle on their way. So they were trying to destroy tribal unity.

Buddha’s Solution

Buddha had meditated deeply on this problem and found out the solution. The solution was building up of class consciousness amongst the tribes and strengthening of Tribal Democracies.

He provided the Tribal people with a pattern that he called as Samgha. The Samgha was being managed by democratic participation of adult members through votes, known as Chanda in stark contradiction to the autocratic system propounded by the Vedic class in whose sriptures, the autocrat king was the incarnation of Vishnu, the all powerful God, whose personal orders were invincible and final in shaping of the society. So with emergence of Buddha, emerged a battle between ‘Chanda’ of the people and ‘Order’ of the autocrat kings.

According to Limca Book of World Records, Chanda is the first system of vote in whole of the world. The birthplace of Buddha, i.e. the Tosala region of Orissa is still known as Chandaka because the Chanda system of societal management was conceived and created here only.

Buddha was proud of this unique system already in vogue in his birthplace Orissa and used this system as the solution to autocratic exploitation let loose by Vedic imperialism.

Buddha’s Political Success

In order to save the Tribal democracies of his motherland Tosala, i.e. Orissa, he developed a strategy to obstruct possible invasion from the Vedic autocracy that had by then spread up to Magadh in North India and therefore he rushed into that part of the country and organized the tribals there in his Samgha pattern.

Ajatasattu, emperor of Magadha, had tried to gain over Buddha through his Brahmin minister Bassakara and failed and as long as Buddha was alive, it was not at all possible for Vedic autocrats to subjugate the tribal communities; and hence Orissa was saved.

The Real Reason behind Kalinga War

After the demise of Buddha, Orissa, his beloved birthplace, particularly the Tosala region, known by then as Kalinga, had remained the only fountainhead of mass obstruction to Vedic imperialism.

This is why Asoka, the notorious autocrat of Magadha, had attacked Kalinga.

Despite a catastrophic mayhem that his pursuit precipitated, he could not destroy the Buddhist spirit of Orissa. Then strategically he adopted Buddhism and like Gorbacheov – the agent of imperialism – destroyed the USSR by posing as a true communist, Asoka destroyed Buddhism posing as a Buddhist, through tactful induction of theism in Buddhist system. He projected himself as beloved of the God (Devanam piya) and thus clandestinely induced a climate that glorified the supremacy of God. Before the true Buddhists could understand the game plan of Asoka, he was recognized as the great patron of Buddhism and that eventually eliminated Buddhism from India where agents of Vedic imperialism, the Brahmins, grabbed Buddhism as a part of their system in view of the presence of God having had its recognition in the Asokan network.

Evolution of Sri Buddha Jagannath

This network having its overbearing impact on psyche of common people, the true followers of Gurudev Buddha in Orissa, the Chaurasi Siddhas and social philosophers like Indrabhuti amalgamated Buddhist tenets with imagery compatible to circumstances dominated by Vedic imperialism and transformed the tribal image Jaganta-tha to Gurudev Buddha to Gurudev Jagannatha. History of Jagannatha is a history of philosophical battle between Vedic imperialism and Buddhism. And, the later had, till our independence from the British, won.

Post-Independence Mischief

After independence, taking advantage of loss of societal strength of local people under overbearing impact of the Indian Constitution, the people in power have succeeded to promulgate Brahminic hegemony in Sri Mandira. For illustration, an officer belonging to Brahmin caste has always been chosen for the post of Temple Administrator and the Government of Orissa being the appointing authority there is no respite in this at any point of time.

Compare this with earlier times. An instance:

After Orissa remained under the reign of non-Oriyas for centuries, who had subjected our people to the exploitative system of Vedic imperialism by bringing in at least ten thousand Brahmins from Kanyakubja, destroying the utility of our mother-tongue by promulgation of Sanskrit as official language, a genuine Oriya, Kapilendra Rautray raised a linguistic revolution demanding for use of the peoples’ language as official language of the State and proceeded for elimination of official influence of the Brahmins who were non-Oriyas, He got total support of the genuine Oriyas and occupied the Throne. After becoming the Gajapati King, he declared himself as belonging to Sun Clan because Gurudev Buddha was of this Clan. He dedicated his State to Gurudev Sri Buddha Jagannatha and declared that he himself would work as the Rauta or representative of this sovereign Lord and ordained that all his successor- by blood or occupation- will have to honor this order. He extinguished caste hegemony in the Army and obliterated caste preference in the matter of taking Mahaprasad of Sri Jagannath. Disadvantaged and enraged, the Brahmins hibernated till Kapilendra Dev became too old to retain reign and then instigated Mangula Rai, a son born to Emperor through a Brahmin concubine, to usurp power by putting his father under house arrest. The Brahmins enthroned Mangula far away from the headquarters in the bank of river Krishna and gave him the name Purusottam Dev. This new agent of Brahminism did everything to destroy Buddhaness of Sri Jagannath. He replaced Jaya Dev’s lyrics with a work captioned Abhinav Geeta Govinda composed in his name by a Brahmin Dibakar Mishra wherein attempts were made to replace Buddha with Sri Krushna in the Dasavatara Stutee. People rose so ferociously against this ruler that he had to withdraw his mischievous work and restore Jaya Dev’s lyrics to daily ritual as before. His position as the Emperor had of course helped him and his intimate Brahmins to cause interpolations in the transit as I have shown in my aforesaid work; but it is clear that the people of Orissa had revolted against the Brahminic conspiracy to transform Sri Jagannath from Buddha to Krushna.

It was possible because there was no written legal apparatus like the Indian Constitution at that time.

Promulgation of Indian Constitution has obliterated this scope of showing collective strength of Oriyas to stop projection of Sri Jagannath as Vishnu in stead of Buddha.

So, the State should restore
Jagannath to his original position

So, it is the Government, contextually the Government run by Navin Patnaik at the moment, who only can restore Sri Jagannath to his original position of Buddha. This is necessary to get rid of the showy rituals that are not necessary in paying respect to Buddha. In Jagannath’s life these showy rituals have no place; because Buddha was against all such rituals.

These rituals are practices, as I have said supra, in order only to show Jagannath as Vishnu, which he never is.

Pt. Chakradhar Mohapatra has established in his epoch making book Real Birthplace of Buddha that Tosala of Orissa was the place where Buddha was born. I have supplemented Pt Mohapatra through newer and research-based arguments in my aforesaid book and notes in these pages.

The Government can also take advantage of the notes of Mr. Ajit Kumar Tripathy,IAS and Superintendent of Sri jaya Dev State Museum Mr. C. Patel besides comments of eminent international scholars coming frequently forward to express inclination to accept Orissa as the birthplace of Buddha.

Scriptures like Gnyanasiddhi are proof of the fact that Sri Jagannatha is Buddha.

Ancient Oriya literature like Sarala Mahabharata, Daru Brahma Gita, Sunya Samhita, Sasi Sena, Deula Tola etc provide the evidence that Sri Jagannath is the deity form of Budha.

Sri Jaya Dev stands as irrefutable evidence in this respect.

So there is no scriptural problem in restoring the Sri jagannatha to his original Buddha form.

If his original form is revived, the showy rituals shall stop and human lives will be saved from future such stampedes.

Difficult Task

But it will not be easy for the Government to do this instantly.

Religious revivalism has engulfed the Country.

Vested interest hooligans have gained ground in politics in the name of religion and they thrive in politics only by intoxicating people with erroneous interpretations of scriptures and by blocking the progressive aspects of culture from public gaze.

The antagonists of progress. comprising the exploiter class, are in control of economy as the Country has been reduced to a plutocracy with their agents in power in post-British India.

They are safe as long as the exploited is down with blind faith fueled by rituals like Alati and religious fundamentalists, contextually the fundamentalists of religious genre that reigns over the majority, continue as a commanding force.

Hence the antagonists of progress, who because of being that, have amassed wealth in post-British India taking advantage of the wrongful fundamental right on personal wealth, have ensured through the avaricious media managers that people hear only the fundamentalistic jargons.

And fueled by and in hope of advertisements controlled by black money that the antagonists of progress command, the audio-visual media is so vociferous in projecting Sri Jagannath as Vishnu of Hindu religion that common man is no more in a position to think freely.

When Prime Ministers like Narasimha Rao and Atala Behari Vajpayee were seen lying prostrate at the feet of so-called god-men oblivious of the fact that thereby they were making India’s Prime Minister prostrate, what to say of free thinking of a common man?

Under such circumstances it needs patriotic guts to stop the nuisance that is going on in the Temple of Sri Jagannatha and to restore him to his original Buddha form. I don’t believe that Navin Patnaik has the guts. It is for him a real difficult task.

Time need not be lost

No doubt, the people will rise in revolt one day against caste-apartheid and the unavoidable modern education will make them able to understand what is desirable and what is disposable in our collective socio-religious life. Then there shall be no such killer rush for seeing the Alati.

But we cannot wait for that. We shall have to find out an effective remedy.

The Remedy

To me it occurs, we should, for the time being, at least till it is finally decided as to whether Sri Jagannatha is Buddha or Vishnu, allow the rituals like the Alati to continue. But let be a secret ritual with a ban on its public performance.

It will not be non-spiritual in tenor. The Alati under public gaze is nothing but a showy ritual. The person who conducts the Alati under public gaze can never maintain his spiritual concentration. Any ritualistic performance without concentration of mind cannot be anything but showy and hence that makes a farce of that ritual. So this farce should stop.

Let the so-called pujapandas perform the Alati rituals in an environment of total peace and tranquility with full concentration, without any disturbance from any gathering of devotees.

I know, scriptures have been created to say that whosoever sees the Alati gets liberated from sins. Such provisions were deliberately scripted to attract maximum numbers of devotees, conscious of their sins, so that the Brahmins earn profusely from money collected in shape of Dana (cash offering) and the Rajah earns heavy revenue in shape of pilgrimage tax.

So the showy Alatis have no spiritual role. They can easily be stopped without any threat to spiritual entailment.

If any Panda wants to perform Alati let him do it behind closed doors if that is necessary for the Deity. After such closed door Alati, the devotees can be allowed entry into the space before Sri Jagannatha as and when they find time during designated hours and perform Alati personally near the Garuda pillar as per facility in vogue even now. So there shall be no rush for Alati and no stampede will occur at any time.

This will not hamper the rituals. On the other hand this will allow the rituals peaceful environment.

It may hamper the clandestine, unauthorized, illegal income of the Pandas. But helping Pandas in their illegal income is never important than saving human lives.

Dear Chief Minister, please apply your mind to the points discussed, take action and save Sri Jagannatha from showy rituals.

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DEMOCRATIC PRUDENCE

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Some of my readers, quite well-meaning and noble, while appreciating the factuality in my published accounts on Biju Patnaik, have observed that I am somewhat biased against a legendary leader like him inasmuch as I have not condemned the vandalization of his statue, even though he had donated all his assets to Orissa, as they have heard and believe. Therefore, the subject deserves attention, yet again.

I was exposing Bijubabu’s misdeeds when he was alive, and specifically in power. Since his demise I was silent on him. But his son and his sycophants have resurrected him to a sphinx, on which, in interest of democracy, people must be made fully informed. As a journalist I have tried to honor people’s right to be informed as a part of my duty by showing him as he was when alive, so that democracy does not get derailed. Hence there is no question of any bias.

As I understand, Press is that pillar of democracy on which the other three pillars depend to be looked into and looked after by the people, as otherwise democracy cannot survive.

So to me as a journalist, it is a disservice to democracy if position factor of a person eclipses my observation. Disinterring a person whose conduct did not commensurate with the tenets of democracy and whose posthumous use poses a threat to democracy cannot be interpreted as a bias against him. It is a democratic duty one has pledged himself to and is discharged at much risk.

Misuse of public place

I have emphasized that if followers of any political leader want to worship their master, let them do that in their respective homes, not in places that belong also to their rivals.

Destruction of Biju statue has proved that there are people who are not tolerating the use of a public place for his posthumous image-building. Today they have destroyed one statue; tomorrow or day after, there may be more. It would shatter public peace and tranquility. So, every action that gives birth to such reactions should be discouraged. If there will be no Biju statue in a public place there shall be no vandalizing of the same. Vandalization of a statue arises only when a public place is vandalized by its erection. So whosoever erects such statues in a public places is an agent provocateur against democracy and should be basically responsible for any breach of public peace over the statue. This I have said without any bias.

A question has arisen as to whether it does not tell upon a civilized society when statue of a leader is destroyed.

Mafia thrives through legends

Everything that glitters is not gold. Similarly every body who occupies power at some point of time is not a leader. No proof is necessary to show that traitors are treated by their followers as leaders. So whosoever is shown as a leader is not a leader of our people. There is a distinct difference between political acrobats like Biju Patnaik and democrats like Mr. Madhusudan Das. People take pride in paying respect to Madhubabu’s statue. If some body has taken pride in vandalizing the Biju statue erected in a public place, he cannot be blamed, because to him, Biju was a political acrobat, whom people had rejected time and again.

And, in India, a new era of punishing political acrobats has commenced. We are unable to stop it and we cannot stop it; because, people derive satisfaction in punishing, even if posthumously, the political acrobats who acted or act for self-aggrandizement under the mask of meretricious concern for wellbeing of the people.

A decade ago Durga Puja, specifically in Orissa, was an occasion of reaffirmation of our commitment to noble qualities and to fight against the evil. Now it has emerged as an occasion for RAVANA PODI. People, more and more, year after year, are joining the event of burning of the effigy of RAVANA, the greatest political acrobat ever depicted by the PURANAS. In the pages of RAMAYANA, there are hundreds of instances of good deeds done by RAVANA. He was admittedly the greatest sage of his time, who had been granted boons by all the Gods. He had acquired expertise in flying a very unique aircraft called PUSPAKA VIMANA, the like of which was nowhere available and flying in that aircraft, he had subjugated the three worlds. He had engaged Gods as his personal servants and defeated even the most ferocious of them, the Lord Shiva. Being so powerful, had he wanted to rape Sita, he could have done so; but he never did it, so considerate was he. So, he had many noble and note-worthy qualities and he was the man from whom, even in the last moment of his life, his victor RAMA had preferred to learn the last lesson on politics. He was so magnanimous that even though he knew that RAMA was to use the SETU to attack him, he had accepted his invitation to conduct the foundation stone laying rituals. He was undoubtedly the most charismatic one amongst all the characters Valmiki had created. The RAMAYANA has several descriptions of how he had innumerable admirers. But now, after so many years of his death, our people are burning down his effigies. And, we do not object. This is because, he was the Mafia of RAMAYANA, the political acrobat.

Biju was charismatic; but he was the first Mafia to have entered into and polluted Indian politics. As I have shown, most of the people of Orissa had rejected him. So imposing him over the people through erection of his statues and lunching official programs in his name is bound to be rebuked by many. Just like people indulge in RAVANA PODI, people will indulge in vandalizing his statues if presence of those in a public place poses a challenge to their democratic prudence.

Mafia thrives only through legends. And legends are legends because they are contrary to realities.

An esteemed reader to whom Bijubabu was the legendary leader of Orissa has informed that he has heard and believes that Biju had donated his assets to Orissa. There is no surprise in the fact that he doesn’t know that Biju had not donated his assets to Orissa. Donation was a propaganda generated by Bijubabu himself and spread by his agents to cheat the people. In fact, Biju had tried to cover up one of his shady deals, which we shall peep into later, with a letter to the Union Planning Minister, asserting therein that the deal was “a GIFT to the State Company without any direct payment whatsoever, for the benefit of the industrial and technical development of the State of Orissa”. And the letter was systematically spread amongst the public through a tamed set of media persons and through organized debates in the Parliament and Assembly. The word “GIFT” got so much publicity that those who were not privy to the records started believing that Bijubabu had gifted away his assets to Orissa.

Let us go to the records.

Biju a commission agent

Biju had entered into an agreement with a German firm KO-WE Niederschtofen G.m.b.H. Bad Godesberg (Godesberg) on 31 August 1954 to promote the said company’s Low Shaft Furnace (LSF) Plants in India on handsome royalty over the Plants he should be promoting and a preferential royalty of 2 per cent for all the Low Shaft Furnace Plants established and operated by himself or his associated companies per annum over the selling price of their molten products for a period of ten years.

He applied for license and loan guarantee to establish a LSF Plant. Orissa’s industrial advisor H.B.Mohanty, in his note on 3 Nov.1954, pointed out that manufacture of pig-iron by LSF would not be commercially viable as it would cost Rs.140 per ton whereas the production cost in ordinary blast furnaces comes around Rs.80/- The industry secretary, after examining the matter deeply, specifically in view of the adverse note of the advisor, noted on 24 Oct. 1957 that the advisor was absolutely correct and the LSF method will not succeed; hence the State Government should neither recommend for the license nor stand guarantee for the loan he will be taking.

Kelly angle

Mahtab was the Chief Minister. He had dubious relationship with a Bombay woman called Ms. Sophy Kelly whom Kendu leaf contractors were also using to obtain favors from Mahtab. Biju was well aware of this. He also knew how Mahtab had helped Md. Serajuddin in mine matters in blatant disregard to Rules and Policies in force.

Mahtab blackmailed

On the other hand, Mahtab was running a minority government with only 56 members in a 140 member Assembly. Biju threatened Mahtab with the stick of Ms. Kelly and Md. Sirajuddin while hurling before him the carrot of support he was capable of acquiring through horse trading and thus blackmailed him to use his prerogative as the Chief Minister to recommend him for the license and to ensure Government guarantee by over-ruling the adverse notes of both the industrial advisor and secretary, which Mahtab immediately complied.

Nehru could not be captured

But the Plant, christened Kalinga Industries, as predicted, suffered heavy loss. Biju wrote a letter to Prime Minister Nehru on 30 June 1960 pleading him for permission to expand the Plant and to establish LSF Plants in other States for production of pig iron so that major Steel Plants may get tempted to divert to steel manufacturing exclusively. Had Nehru agreed he would have got more loan and profuse royalty from the German firm as per agreement noted supra. But Nehru did not respond.

Strategy cooked up

When in such a labyrinthine situation, he cooked up a strategy to capture the Chief Minister post so that he can use the State to his advantage. He persuaded Mahtab to agree to have a coalition with R.N.Singhdeo of Ganatantra Parisad for the shake of stability. The coalition was formed and on 22 May 1959, Singhdeo was taken in as undesignated joint CM. Then he poisoned Nehru’s mind against Mahtab alleging that the coalition was an insult to Congress. End of the coalition was expedited. Biju took the leadership in electioneering where Mahtab’s leaked out relationship with Ms. Kelly and Md. Sirajuddin ensured total defeat of his loyal followers and when the third Assembly was formed with a thumping majority for Congress, Biju took over as CM on 23 June 1961. Immediately after taking oath, exactly as he had planned, he concentrated on formation of Industrial Development Corporation, which got registered as a Company on 29 March 1962 and obtained certificate for commencement of business on 16 May 1962. IDC was earmarked to be funded entirely by the State Government with a motive to keep the Central Government away from having any say in its affairs. All its Directors were State government employees picked up on basis of loyalty to Biju. And, this Board of Directors, discussed a Note on 13 January 1963 to purchase a LSF Plant and authorized its Chairman to negotiate with Kalinga Industries for purchasing the Plant from them. The stage-managed negotiation was not to fail. IDC purchased the loss laden Plant which was commercially never viable. Biju Patnaik instructed the IDC to adopt his loyal servant Balan whom he had made the Company secretary of Kalinga Industries as a director and put him exclusively in charge of the LSF Plant even as his another company Kalinga Otto (P) Ltd. was appointed as technical consultant for expansion of the Plant. Chartered Accountant H. Naik & Co, formerly the auditor of Kalinga Industries and G. Basu & Co, auditor of Kalinga Industries’ sister concern, Kalinga Tubes, were appointed for evaluation and the resultant shenanigans were such that the Plant cost was not only increased to around Rs.10 Croes from 70 lakhs, but also orders were placed with the German firm, which was bound by agreement to pay Bijubabu sumptuous royalty, for supply of machineries behind back of the IDC. Thus he derived immense financial benefit by transferring the LSF Plant to IDC for the basic purpose of which he had formed it while pretending that he had formed it for ushering in an industrial era in Orissa. It is to be noted that he had obtained a mining lease over 3,900 acres of land under condition of establishing a Ferro-Manganese Plant at Barbil within three years vide his letter dated 22 August 1952. Erection of his Plant styled as Kalinga Ferro-Alloy Corporation in 1955, despite expression of doubts by industry advisor, was shown to be the plant linked to the lease. This Corporation was later renamed as Kalinga Industries. Hence he was to transfer the 3,900 acres strong mining land to IDC along with the LSF Plant. But he did not do it and went up to retaining it through court cases.

Justice Khanna, who had presided over the Commission of Enquiry against Biju, despite being very remarkably lenient towards him, noted, “The position, as it emerges in the final analysis, is that Mr. Patnaik was able to get rid of and pass on to the IDC the LSF Plant, which in his own words was uneconomical and retain for himself the mining lease, for the retention of which he was so keen that he had to file a writ petition in the High Court, even though the mining lease and the LSF Plant were admitted by him to be linked together”.

This is the true picture of what he had painted as his GIFT to Orissa!

Orissa duped

Biju had admitted in the Assembly on 2 September 1963 that the transfer of Kalinga Industries to IDC had taken place at his instance. Justice Khanna noted that after facilitating this transfer, “Steps were taken to ensure that both the matter of placing orders with German concerns as well as in that of expansion of LSF Plant the effective control should remain with the Companies of Mr. Patnaik and their employees. It was during the period of such control that the estimated cost wet up to Rs.9.11 Crores”.

What a GIFT!

If this is not treachery, what else is? Is there any one who could be more treacherous than Biju? The man was such a hypocrite that he had not taught his children even two alphabets in Oriya though he was playing politics in the name of Oriya nationalism!

How can you expect that all the people shall continue to be befooled by the Protégés of this mafia for all time to come?