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Narrow minded people find it tough to believe: Biplab Deb on his claim of internet existed since Mahabharata

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After making a bizarre claim, now Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb has said that, “Narrow-minded people find it tough to believe this. They want to belittle their own nation and think highly of other countries. Believe the truth. Don’t get confused & don’t confuse others.”

Earlier while speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago. “Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjaya (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) give a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra? It means internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,” he said.

The BJP leader said that the European nations and the United States may claim that it is their invention, but it is actually India’s technology. The Tripura Chief Minister viewed that since the era of the Mahabharata, India was top in technology but somehow in the middle, it got lost. Deb further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a big push to digitisation by making it accessible to citizens across the country.