Internet was there during Mahabharata period, says Tripura CM

Agartala: Adding another gem to the BJP ministers’ list of unscientific and weird claims, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has taken the standard to a new level, by saying internet existed at the time of Mahabharata.

While speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms in state’s capital Agartala on Tuesday, the CM said: “episodes of the 18-day epic war in Kurukshetra were relayed by narrator Sanjay to the blind king Dhritarashtra with the help of internet.” Adding, he said, “the technology was there, satellite was there.”

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Deb claimed that technology was there over thousand years ago and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was only using it.

“I congratulate the NIC for their jobs but you people didn’t discover technology. Even the European countries can claim that they have invented the technology but in reality, the technology was ours. Many of our Microsoft engineers are working in the USA and other countries. My country is rich in culture,” he said.

The Ex-RSS pracharak has completed only a month in his office since BJP came to power after 25 years.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani earlier had compared ISRO’s missiles and rockets to Lord Ram’s arrows.