Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 28th March 2016 Written Episode
Ashoka says I am against this Das (servant) tradition. I want to end it for forever. people cheer for him. He promises everyone he will speak to his father on this matter. I am sure he will do justice with you all. People get happy.
Dharma is grinding necessary herbs. Shubhrasi wonders what has happened to the family. Sushim tells his mother that Ashoka is attending some wedding of a tribe with Kaurvaki right now. Charu says his absence is good for you. You should be before your father when he opens his eyes. He should also know that when he gained conscious, his beloved son was busy spending time with Kalinga’s princess.
Ashoka and Kaurvaki are back in the palace. He is aghast at the Das tradition. How can someone do this to someone! He gets to know that Bindu is ill. He rushes to his father’s room.
Ashoka comes to Bindu’s room. What happened to him? Bindu takes Ashoka’s name as he begins to gain conscious. Ashoka asks Raj Vaid what happened to father. Charu talks about his going in a wedding with Kaurvaki when his father was already worried about so many things. Dint you think about him once? Kaurvaki leaves from there teary eyed. Dharma tells her not to speak about all this right now. Charu retorts that she is saying so because Ashoka is her son. Raj Vaid seconds Dharma. Bindu has a weak heart condition right now. if the situation around him is tensed then it wont do him any good. Ashoka says nothing will happen to father. I wont let anything happen to him. Acharya Radha Gupta asks Ashoka to come with him right away. Ashoka leaves with him followed by Sushim and Siamak.
Outside, the people shout for justice. Mahamatya tells the citizens that justice will happen. Samrat Bindusar is unwell right now. The citizens are upset as Das tradition will leave them with nothing. If Samrat is unwell then Yuvraaj Ashoka should not have made that announcement. The news has spread like wildfire. The servants have stopped working. Where will the tax come from then? We want justice.
Acharya Radha Gupta asks Ashoka if he made this announcement. Ashoka explains that he only said that he does not support this tradition. I spoke of consulting father before making any proper announcement on the same. Mahamatya tells Ashoka that he has to remember he isn’t an ordinary citizen now. Any order given by him will be followed diligently. You have no idea how this can be misued. You asked for the position but you don’t understand the responsibilities of the same yet. If Samrat finds out of this then he will be hurt. He goes to calm down the citizens. Siamak is glad that they will all be so much engrossed in the internal issues that they wont pay heed to the Unan army coming their way. Everything will come back to us finally.
Sushim talks to Charu about Ashoka misusing his rights. He intentionally tells everything in the room where Bindu is. Charu compliments her son for not leaving his father’s side as he is unwell. Your father is unwell. Ashoka is already misusing his rights. If anything happens to Bindu now then Ashoka will do anything that he wishes. Does he want to tell the citizens of Magadh that Samrar Bindu has no more role to play in stately matters? Bindu has heard everything and looks angry.
Everyone has gathered in the courtroom and demand for justice. Ashoka tries to calm them down. I only spoke of my views. I did not pass any orders. They demand to meet Samrat right away. Ashoka says he is unwell. Siamak points out that father might take time in recovering. Till when will these people bear the losses? They agree with Siamak and speak against Ashoka. Our servants stopped working after what you said. We want a decision on this matter!
Dharma tells Bindu to rest. It isn’t right for you to get up. He instead tells her to make her son understand this.
Sushim comes to the courtroom. Ashoka says I dint intend to instigate anyone. I only said what I felt like. Sushim says those servants took your words seriously. Ashoka reasons that this is his wish. I do support my words. Sushim questions him on how he can challenge age old traditions. Ashoka says we have to change as per the changing times. The citizens speak of him announcing it before everyone. Ashoka insists that he dint give any proper order. Sushim says I can understand why you want to ban this tradition. You will have special place for these kinds of people as you are one of them after all, a Daasi Putra! Ashoka angrily calls out his name. Bindu asks them what’s happening. He signals Shubhrasi and Charu and walks toward the throne. Dharma too comes there.
Bindu asks Ashoka if this is why he wanted to become Yuvraaj. You said you wanted a responsibility. Is this how to do your duty? Mahamatya thanks them on the behalf of the traders for coming here even on this condition. When someone with a great position says something then it is followed as a final word. This is what happened here. The traders speak their point and Ashoka gives his logic. The society where everyone is not given equal rights then it is a shame on the society. Making someone a servant and holding every right over them is injustice to people. This tradition hints at the society where people are abused and made weak only. Is it not the duty of the state to protect weak and poor people? They hear some people cheering for Bindu and Ashoka. Everyone goes out to see all the Daas gathered there.
Mahamatya says Ashoka put us in a dilemma. You will disappoint many people today if you don’t do what Ashoka said. They can hurt us too. Sushim reasons that we gain tax from the traders. We might get in a problem. Acharya Radha Gupta says we should first help the people who are facing injustice. The traders ask for the loan that they gave to these people. We will have to pay them as well. This is happening to us as we are rich. Bindu asks Ashoka if he has a solution. Ashoka suggests paying the loan to the traders through treasury. Bindu says do you understand how it will affect the state. There is only one option now. He gives his word in favour of Ashoka. We will pay for whatever amount the servants owe to the traders. The decision has been taken suddenly so everyone should continue their work. The work should not stop. Mahamatya wonders what they will come face to face with some problem. Charu, Sushim and Siamak speak against Bindu’s decision. Your decision looks to be affected by your son more than the state. Bindu stumbles. Ashoka holds him but Bindu pushes his hand away. You will one day kill me. You will have to bear the punishment. You wont given any suggestion or order in stately matters. Taking any decision without my consent will be considered an act of revolt. He heads inside.
Precap: Helena is with Siamak. Bindu is unwell. Sushim is with us and Ashoka has no idea about facing a big army. This is the perfect time to attack. Nicator vows to take revenge from Bindu for what he did with his daughter.