Tripura CM Biplab Deb says 50-year-old Internet is 5,000 years old

File photo of Tripura’s BJP Chief Minister Biplab Deb admiring an image of himself

Tripura’s BJP Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in days of Mahabharata, and that the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra used the technology

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday 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.

The BJP leader said: "The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is their invention, but it is actually our technology. Internet and satellite system had existed during lakhs of years ago." "How could Dhritarashtra see through Sanjaya's eyes? There was technology available at that time... Internet was there, satellite communication was there," the 47-year-old Chief Minister said very confidentially and repeatedly.

Deb heads the BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura coalition government that came to power last month after defeating the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front.

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