Monday, October 21, 2013

Treasure Hunt - Has the government indirectly admitted that it has lost all hopes of reviving the Indian economy?

Sangrampur (Daundia Khera) is a small village in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. This sleeply village has suddenly hit headlines, when Shobhan Sarkar, a local saint dreamt of 1000 tonnes of gold treasure hidden in a nearby fort. A king by name Rao Ram Baksh Singh was ruling in that region, nearly 165 years back. He had built a fort in that place. He participated in the 1857 war of independence. When British defeated the revolution, they hanged the king to a large tree in the vicinity of the fort. Today fort is in a ruined state. Next to the fort’s ruins is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. There have been stories that the king has hidden lot of gold in the fort and its surroundings. Some people have reportedly found some coins near that place. But, it seems, they brought bad luck to the finder and that made the people to stay away!

Few days back, Shobhan Sarkar had a dream. In that he saw loads of gold hidden in that fort. He gave information to his disciples and the government also got to know about it. So, the government has asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to dig the place and take out the treasure!

It is reported that, the godman was concerned by reports about India’s flagging economy and plunging rupee. So, he informed the government, so that it could be used to boost the country's gold reserves and help tackle the deficits. The government has also shown lot of interest and urgency - it has asked the ASI to dig the place immediately!

So, this brings a very important question. Has the government indirectly admitted that it has lost all hopes of reviving the Indian economy? Has the UPA brought us down to such a sorry state!? UPA has been in power for last 10 years. It is headed by Dr.Man Mohan Singh, who is an expert in economy and boasts of reviving the economy in 1991. It's finance minister is P.Chidambram, who is famous for his "Dream Budgets". The planning commission chairman is Ahluwalia, who is also an economic expert. With all these people at the helm, the country has reached the brink in just 10 years. So, what is the guarantee that, this treasure (if found) will also not go in the drain!?

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