Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Buddha relic to be shifted to Vaishaligarh

Patna, Jan 18 (PTI) In a bid to put an end to a controversy over shifting of a Buddha relic in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said the relic will be shifted to Vaishaligarh museum after making elaborate arrangements for its safety there.

"I have never been averse to shifting the Buddha relic from Patna to Vaishaligarh... I want elaborate arrangements to be made for its safety before taking the step," Kumar said.

At present, the relic is at the Patna museum under high security cover.

"The Buddha relic will not be kept here... Vaishali has the legitimate right over the relic. After all, the relic is the heritage of Vaishali. It has been kept in Patna for its safety only," he said while laying the foundation of development projects to the tune of Rs 431.26 crore in Vaishali district yesterday.