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Biplab Deb says internet belonged to the age of Mahabharata

Biplab Deb says internet belonged to the age of Mahabharata

According to him, internet is not new to India and it existed even in the days of Mahabharata.

The Tripura Chief Minister said, "The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is their invention, but it is actually our technology. In reality, this technology is ours", he said during his address on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in the state capital.

To validate his point, Deb narrated the incident of blind king Dhirtishistra receiving timely updates on the war which was underway in Kurukshetra from his narrator Sanjay.

Deb claimed that technology was there over thousand years ago and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was only using it. The richest culture belongs to our nation and I feel proud of it. Iska matlab technology tha, internet tha, satellite tha. Many of our Microsoft engineers are working in the U.S. and other countries.

Deb was also of the opinion that since Mahabharta era, India was leading in technology but somehow got lost in the middle.

Deb, 47, turned into a party heavyweight after pulling an unprecedented victory against the Mani Sarkar-led CPM in the recently contested Tripura elections.

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

He was attending an event aimed at the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Tripura.

While the scientific community is yet to comment on the Chief Minister's comment, this is not the first time BJP's ministers have made a statement like this.

Singh had also claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man was "scientifically wrong" and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.

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


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