Biju Patnaik was not a Freedom Fighter to many of his contemporaries

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Two decades ago I had exposed the falsity of Biju Patnaik’s self-projecting claim that he had, in close association with Mahatma Gandhi, given the leadership to India’s freedom movement.

On his 20th death anniversary, his son’s government emphatically projected him as a top freedom fighter. High worth advertisements were published in all major dailies, carrying eminent persons’ views on him. To six of eight contemporaries of Biju, he was not a freedom fighter.

As BID is a party of no contribution to emergence of India as a sovereign country and Orissa as a State, and there is no reason for the people to stay grateful to this Party, it has been trying to mislead the people with a false propaganda that projects Biju Patnak as a great Freedom fighter.

This year on April 17, its department of Information and Public Relations issued full front-page multi-color advertisements to all the dailies of the province, on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary.

Why the State exchequer was squandered away in posthumous image-building of a person whom the people had denied mandate when he was alive, is a matter for audit and investigation and a challenge to democratic wisdom of the people.

In this costly advertisement, his contemporaries like V.P.Singh, Jyoti Basu, Rabi Ray, L.K.Advani, Julian Huxley and J.B.Patnaik have been quoted. None of them has mentioned him as a freedom fighter. Only two persons namely A.B.Vajpayee and K.R.Narayan have mentioned him as a freedom fighter. But, they had no personal acquaintance with him when the country was fighting for independence. Obviously, therefore, their views were based on hearsay.

In 1996 Biju had made his own propaganda as a close associate of Gandhiji in freedom movement. I had exposed his falsehood in my column on 8 February 1996. That article is published in a mega-compilation of my column SINGHABALOKANA (Bharata Bharati, Cuttack, 2010). I deem it proper to reproduce the same here with the intention that, whether or not the propaganda that he was a freedom fighter is false, should be investigated into by an authorized team of scholars. History has the right to be corrected and the people have the right to know what is really correct.

Urgent political need

The ruling party in Orissa is named after Biju and almost all of the official projects are named after Biju, when Biju’s son is running the government in the name of Biju’s dream. This is creating such confusion in the minds of the gullible voters that despite blatant failure and corruption, the Biju Janata Dal is in power for last 17 years. This is the worst sort of fraud ever played upon the people of our State. Let it be known.

Here below is my column wrote in Oriya in the top ranking paper ‘Sambad’ on Feb.8, 1996, as extracted from the book mentioned supra, for the purpose of further research, as Orissa is in deep quagmire due to posthumous political use of Biju Patnaik.

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Modi Versus our Motherland is the case of this moment

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Had there been no Manmohan Singh in India’s Prime Minister Chair, there would never have emerged Mr. Narendra Modi as his successor.

However, despite the country’s vote against Manmohan Singh, Mr. Modi has been following his footsteps to the total destruction of the purpose of our independence and the essence of India.

We believe, our people have the right to know as much as possible on Modi in interest of our motherland; and , therefore, from the global forum of records – YouTube – we present this video to our friends and fellow beings.

Prafulla Samantara: Orissa’s General of Eco-War makes Green Nobel worthier

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Not only he fights for the eco-system, his fight for the victims of the destroyers of the eco-system of Niyamgiri has remained the subject of various articles in ORISSA MATTERS such as “Lok Shakti Abhijan Demands Action Against Police For Torture On Lado Sikaka” , to cite just a piece.

We are most happy that our unique General in our eco-war – Prafulla Samantara – has been honored with the Green Nobel.

And, in accepting the award, he has made the GOLDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE worthier.

He is the hero in the pages of human history.

Where do you, the compradors in power, the destroyers of our eco-systems, stand?

Heroic Life of Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Orissa is a land of PuraPalli. The word ‘Pura’ stands for the place(s) where the elites using Sanskrit as official language were residing and ‘Palli’ stands for the villages of Orissa where Pali was the language of the common people. Mother tongue of Orissa was Pali and therefore, Buddha, born near Bhubaneswar in the Dhauli region, had preached his philosophy in Pali. Whosoever Indian and non-Indian outside Orissa had accepted Buddhism as his/her creed, had learned Pali in order to understand Buddha. In Orissa’s words of daily use, even now, we find Pali in adjusted form. Be it Sambalpuri or Koshali, be it Deshia or Uttari, Pali is the silent base that has been in use incognito and thus Oriya has withstood all attempts of Sanskrit and other languages of the ruling class to overshadow it.

With Buddha’s demise, when the pyramid of Buddhist philosophical framework de facto collapsed and Vedic Brahminism eclipsed his birthplace Orissa, and the land succumbed to aggression by non-Oriya Vedic imperialists, and Buddhism, in its place of origin, had to suffer almost extinction with brutal annihilation of Buddhist Monks, the Siddhas, particularly of Chourashi Monastery on River Prachi, had developed a non-Sanskrit linguistic style of their own in a pattern improved from Pali to continue preaching of the essence of their creed.

But, when those mystic poems composed to popularize matriarch magnificence of Buddhism in proto Oriya interlaced with philosophic intricacies in that peculiar pattern known as ‘Sandhya Bhasa’, became too intricate for the general public to understand easily, Sri Jaya Dev (wrongfully branded as Baishnav by the caste-supremacists) decided to present their philosophy in easily understandable lyrics and wrote his most popular love songs (Astapadis) in Oriyanized Sanskrit to equip Sahajayana with a strong supportive literature, which the entire population of Orissa was able to easily understand (Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, Sri Jaya Devanka Baisi Pahacha, Bharata Bharati, Cuttack). Its impact challenged the caste-supremacists, and made Orissa agog with social unity.

Many chauvinists of Vedic system rushed to Orissa, particularly to Puri and forced Sankrit again upon the Orissa administration.

Sanskrit became the official language and people of Orissa were exploited by the caste-supremacists by interpretations of canons written in Sanskrit as they liked. People of Orissa revolted against that evil design under the leadership of a son of the soil, Kapilendra Rautray.

That revolution freed Orissa from the caste supremacist rulers and Oriya language being overshadowed by Sanskrit.
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Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →