रांची सं प्रकाशित ‘ द पायनियर’ पेपर मे कार्यरत श्री विजय देव झा जीक लेख…
Which Kosi playing disaster? Natural Kosi or political Kosi
– Vijay Deo Jha
Every time flood takes toll on the life of people and the both central and state governments affirm to take a decisive actions to control the flood. Things go on like that and we the people of Mithilanchal prepare ourselves for the next calamity.
It is no time of chest beating or staging Rudali. We the people of this proud region live in amnesia. We tend to forget the injustice partiality the political party played with us. We do not have qualm if our Mithilanchal is being trampled and kept backward for some political and PERSONAL GRUDGE.
If I am not wrong and kindly correct if there is some discrepancy in the fact that the then British Government had planned for an effective embankment of the river Kosi and created a corpus of Rs. 50 Crores for that. The project was shelved during the rule of Pandit Nehru. The same funds were diverted for the construction of Bhakra Nangal Dam in Punjab after the great famine in this reason. The people of this region (women) gheraod the PM who diverted the fund meant for the construction of Kosi dam. The interest of Mithilanchal was sacrificed for the benefit of Punjab.
No Congress crying and Lalu Rama can solve our problem. The Congress which feels so much pain and sent Rahul Baba for the moral boost up of the flood affected people might not be aware of the mischief that her grand ma and great grand father played with Mithilanchal. There was only tall figure in Mithila- late Laxam Jha who had the temerity to expose Mrs. Gandhi. This man of his model (Maithili people love to call him Batah, mad as a mark of reverence) started campaign to for a permanent solution to this problem and advocated the canalization and proper embankment of Kosi.
The cunning Congress headed by late Lalit Narayan Mishra, former Railway Minister started a whisper campaign against Jha and termed him a lunatic who was playing with an absurd idea of taming river Kosi. Congress might have forgotten this. Please do not cut a sorry figure and do not feel ashamed off Congressmen if I made you to remember you your hoary past.