GLIMPSES FROM LIFE & TIMES OF BABA BAKHORAN DASS (BBD) -Handling stone pelters Bihar istyle

During college days the generation of BBD was very much agitated- thanks to samajhwadi ideologies of Late JP which ultimately produced leaders like Lalu, Nitish, Subodh Kant Sahay, Sushil Modi, Shivanand Tiwari, Ravi Shankar Prasad and company. It was late seventies- but seed was sown a decade ago. BBD too was influenced initially by Late Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal, Jangal Santhal. For their underground operations Kanu Sanyal use to frequent Santhal Parganas area of the then Bihar state

Basudeb da, Prof. Bhattacharya and others were role models for people like BBD. BBD as a sentimentally stupid but with shaky feet and unstable mindset become one of their followers. The then leadership of ideology could realise soon that BBD may become liability for them, so within few months he was thrown out without any harm.

Late Siddharth Shankar Ray under the Iron Lady handled the situation wonderfully well, and rest is history.

BBD still feels that it was a gift of Bengal to UP by way of industrial growth of Sahibabad area of NCR by forced migration of investors like Dabur, Devidayal groups initially.

The younger generation particularly from Begusarai (now Kanhaiya Kumar – then Kameshwar Singh) Mokama, Bakhtiyarpur were true source of headache like present Kashmiri stone pelters of today.

Nothing has changed in MERA Bharat MAHAAN. Only thing that BBD feels complete void of leader like Indira Priyadarshini.

The then Bihar administrators innovated a wonderful idea to handle those youth. The worst target used to poor Bus Drivers and conductors of BSRTC – particularly coming from Raxaul. Brand new buses used to run between Patna and Raxaul/ Birganj via Mokama as Gandhisetu in Patna was non existent.

Patna Tata, Patna Ranchi, Patna Daltonganj route were another popular routes. Police force was ready to apprehend agitated youth – not legally – NO FIR – no case- No record. These youth force used to be dumped in a new Bus which used to follow main Bus.

The welcome step by Police was complete NON VIOLENCE – completely Gandhiwaadi Tarika – just shave head not fully but few inches, complete shave of one side of eye-brow (of course left or right was choice of the beneficiaries) take out every paise from possessions- move the Buses either towards Jamui area or Nawada area. After giving boys nice workable dinner, they used to be offloaded at Nawada ghati or in Danua Bhanua near Jamui.

This strategy worked with cent percent success.

Now, BBD wish to suggest that Let SARVE BHAWANTU SUKHINAH….. particularly MEHBOOBA – make a group of such pelters in 50s, do the same treatment – ie shave few patches of head- one side of eye-brow, feed them well, take out every paise from possessions, take out mobile and start dropping them fro Moradabad, Aligarh suburb.

BBD is damn sure the villagers will treat them well, and BBD is extremely positive of its result. GoI-HMO – particularly KADI NINDA WAALE RAJNATH JI is listening- please initiate before Winter falls.

Wish you all the Best Hon’ble PM sir HM Sir RM Madam

Author: mahesh3006

A retired development banker with strong bias towards rural development through microcredit