Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today took a dig at the Centre on the continuing excavation at Unnao following a dream of a seer and said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) ignored state's request for digging historical sites more valuable than 1,000 tonnes of gold.
“This is ridiculous,” Kumar told reporters when asked about the ongoing excavation of the ASI at Daudiakala village of Uttar Pradesh in the hunt of 1,000 tonnes of gold on the basis of a dream of seer Shobhan Sarkar.
“This will give a wrong message. Are they interested in taking the country to an era of orthodoxy?” he said, criticising the Centre's decision to dig the fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh for gold.
The Bihar Chief Minister said while the ASI immediately went to Unnao for excavation, it showed no interest towards repeated proposals sent by the state for excavation at ancient sites.