Sense seems to have finally prevailed and truth dawned on the Archaeological Survey of India. Officials have confirmed that no gold was found from the excavation of the fort of Raja Ram Baksh Singh in Unnao. Priest Shoban Sarkar took the entire country for a ride. Taxpayers’ hard-earned money has been wasted. That the excavation made the country a butt of ridicule is obvious to all. The government must take a cue from the laughable episode and be wary of prophesies and dreams.
One hopes the secular UPA government would have learnt a lesson or two from the episode. One also hopes it will not venture to undertake any operation on the basis of dreams.