Here, there seems to be a base-emitter (and base-collector) short hence bypassing the transistor completely. I still constructed the circuit and to my surprise it does oscillate (it induces aa 10mA current in a secondary coil placed nearby). Why is this?
Edit: I forgot to mention that the secondary coil also has a potential difference of 3 volts. This current remains as long as the circuit I'd connected to a power source