Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 15th June 2016 Written Episode
Sushim holds Ashoka from behind. You wont win every time, Daasi Putra. Ashoka recalls how he used to say the same thing to him in childhood. He pushes him back angrily and they continue fight. Siamak happily looks on from far. You were right Dadi Ma. They both are fighting to kill each other. It will be good if they both die while fighting with one another. It is important to gain the throne.
Ashoka and Sushim keep on fighting. They end up pointing swords at each other’s neck. Sushim tells him to tell his last wish. Ashoka says one wish is just about to come true. Bindu comes just then and asks both his sons to stop. No one will move from their place. Throw your weapons down. It is my order! Both his sons do so reluctantly. Everyone else gathers there. Bindu says history is repeating itself. Brothers are again fighting for ruling the state. Sadly, this has been the tradition of royal family where relatives fight with one another for power. I wont let it happen in Patliputra. Siamak thinks this old man could come a little later. Bindu tells his kids to hear and remember him well. You have my blood in your veins. I am not going to let you waste it as motherland has a right on it. None of you will try to hurt the other after today. If either of you die (any time), then I will announce death penalty for my other son as well. I wont see time or reason behind it. Everyone is shocked.
Bindu says none of you can understand how hard it is for a father to take such a decision but you dint leave any other option from me. I had come to feel in last 10 years that this lineage’s pride will finish soon. I spent them praying for another chance from Lord to keep this family intact. My entire family is together now. I am excited to take Magadh to new heights. I wont spare anyone who tries to break this thought or my family. Both the mothers will be responsible to make sure our sons oblige to what I said. He tells Charu to make sure Ashoka is not at all harmed or he will punish Sushim right away without knowing the reason behind it. He advises Dharma to keep tabs on Ashoka too. Sushim glares at Ashoka before they both withdraw from there. Everyone heads inside except Charu and Bindu. Bindu asks Charu if she wants to say something but instead tell her to sleep. It is late. He goes. She looks upset and hurt.
Bindu says I feel it is important to make our sons understand their duties. They always speak of killing others. It will be good to divert them into something constructive. Ashoka is here now. I am thinking to divide all the responsibilities between both Sushim and Ashoka. They will get a motive in life. Dharma seeks his permission to say someone. He nods. I came here to discuss it with you and hear your opinion. They wont try to hurt each other following your orders. They wont be able to do it for life though. I think it a wife who will be more suitable for this responsibility. He likes her point. I will send invitation to nearby states to invite all the Kings over with their daughters on Shraavan Mela. We will get our sons married. As far as I understand your point, you wish to calm our sons in their marital life. Do you like someone for Ashoka? She takes Kaurvaki’s name which tenses him.
I know Kalinga is not a friend but will there be a better way to make amends with Kalinga? He asks her if she thinks it is possible after all the differences between both the states. She nods. Kaurvaki has not just helped Ashoka in Takshshila but here as well. She had so much courage even in such young age. She understands him well which is her biggest quality. I am sure she will be able to calm his aggression, his anger. If they both unite then Acharya Chanakya’s dream will come true. He agrees to send invite to Kalinga too. I am impressed by your thoughts. There was no one in all these years who could guide me. Now I feel that Maurya lineage is not at all divided anymore but has come together. He opens his arms for her. She hugs him.
Everyone is gathered in the courtroom. Mahamatya says I sent an order to summon Nirankush here but he is away for some work purpose. He will be back in 4 days! Ashoka reasons that Nirankush is asking for 4 days to hide his wounds. Right Mahamatya? Bindu says we cannot wait for Nirankush to come and explain his stance. The situation is serious than what I thought. The captives brought by Ashoka dint mind getting punishment instead of speaking up. I wonder what is scaring them more than death. Who is it who is ruling under us so secretively that we dint even get to know? Is it some foreign power? Siamak says we know nothing as of now. There are many questions. It can also be an imagination of Ashoka. Ashoka reminds him that Indians don’t blame someone for no reason. those people are a witness to a lot of things. I have them as proof. Sushim reasons that no one has made such accusations before. No one came to seek help against that person. It has come in our focus since Ashoka is here. It might be a coincidence. Ashoka calls it his capability. I did now what you couldn’t do in 10 years! Mahamatya asks for some time to investigate. As far as I think, there is no one by the name Gondna. Acharya RG says I activated my spies already. My spy has told me such a man exists in reality. It is no imagination or coincidence. There is someone who is taking tax from our citizens in fear. They are so scared that they don’t raise a voice against him. They do it so secretively that it does not come in our notice. There is Gondna tax on every possible thing except the air we breathe. Bindu wonders where that tax goes to. Where are those people taken to? Ashoka replies that men are also turned barbarous who then abuse others. Women are sold.
Bindu says if Ashoka and Acharya RG can find so much info in such a short time then why can’t you Mahamatya? You have so much power with you yet you cannot do anything. Ashoka replies that his silence indicates he is trying to protect someone. Bindu is sure Gondna is behind all this. Who is he? Where has he come from? What is his motive behind all this? Did your spies say anything Acharya? Acharya RG denies. it is a secret. His own people haven’t seen his face. He stays in a dark cave from where he manages everything.
Gondna sits on his seat. Uttar and Dakshin read out the tax amount collected for him from all the possible places. Ashoka freed the people who Nirankush was going to bring yesterday. Bindu knows everything now. He has passed an order to find us. Gondna says they are good for nothing. I will do what Sushim could not do. I will kill Ashoka first and then Bindu. I will also kill Sushim. Only Siamak will be left. This royal family will die by my hands. He laughs.
Next morning, Bindu wants to find Gondna asap. How did he become so powerful all of a sudden? Why dint anyone inform me about him? Aren’t our spies active? I want my special soldiers to get ready for action. Ashoka says why take help from our army. We can ask Rajkumar Sushim only. He must know. As per him, nothing moves in Patliputra against his wish. How is Gondna operating then? He asks Sushim. Sushim replies that he is used to hear his baseless arguments. Show me some proof. Ashoka says it was his plan yesterday. Samrat came in between or a name in the list would have been cut down. Siamak asks him what has happened to him. You talk of backward countdown and list since you are back. Can you not put the past behind us? Ashoka replies that this is his problem since always. I don’t divert from my aims. My aim was betterment of the world and peace yesterday also and today too. I have no wish for fame. Bindu tells them to stop. I have come to a conclusion seeing you all.
Precap: Bindu says my first priority is to help the citizens. End the fear in their hearts first. Ashoka will sort this problem. You only alerted the state about this issue. You have started it so you only will put an end to it..