Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s statement about Internet in the days of Mahabharata was widely mocked at the social media as people termed the claim as ‘bizarre’, but he has a supporter none other than the governor of the state.
Tathagata Roy, the Governor of Tripura, took to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote that the observations of the Tripura Chief Minister about the happenings in the Puranic period are topical.
“Tripura Chief Minister’s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive devices like ‘Divya drishti’, Pushpaka Ratha’, etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon,” he tweeted.
Tripura Chief Minister’s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like ‘Divya drishti’,Pushpaka Ratha’,etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon
— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) April 18, 2018
On Tuesday, CM Biplab Kumar Deb had claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra,” Deb said while inaugurating a two-day workshop on computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS).
The BJP leader added, “The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is their invention, but it is actually our technology. Internet and satellite system had existed lakhs of year ago.”
“How could Dhritarashtra see through Sanjay’s eyes? There was technology available at that time… Internet was there, satellite communication was there,” he asserted.
Deb heads the BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura coalition government that came to power in March after defeating the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front first time in 25 years.