LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who had once said jets and airplanes were nothing new as there was ‘Pushpak Viman’ during Vedic times, now holds Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, was in fact the first test tube baby of India.
According to a video grab during rounds of social media, Sharma, at the inauguration of a skill development event here, said that this was proved beyond doubt as Sita was found in an earthen pot when King Janaka was ploughing a field.
“Sita was born from an earthen pot… at that time, some test tube baby project must be underway that King Janak was ploughing a field that when he was took the baby out of the pot, she became Sita. Shouldn’t this technology be called test tube baby,” he said to an amused gathering.
Sharma has been saying such things in the past too. He has said that Sanjay, the character in Mahabharata who could see things far off was akin to “live telecast” of today. At a recent event to mark the ‘Hindi Patrakarita Diwas’ Sharma had called the saint Narada as the first journalist.
The deputy CM joined the long list of the leaders of the ruling BJP who have courted controversy by claiming that advance medical procedures like plastic surgery, cataract, nuclear tests and even the gravitation theory, started during the ancient times in India.