Modi govt's feat of sending 104 satelites to space authenticates Internet existed in Mahabharata age: Tripura CM

“Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of ‘Mahabharata’. How else could Sanjaya (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 were there in this country at that time,” report quoted Deb as having said.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 1:09PM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 1:09PM
Modi govt's feat of sending 104 satelites to space authenticates Internet existed in Mahabharata age: Tripura CMFile Photo

Reiterating that Internet existed in the age of the Mahabharata, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Friday said that the Narendra Modi government’s feat of sending “104 satellites a year to space” authenticates what is said in Mahabharata, Ramayana and Upanishads about India’s “most developed science” in ancient times.

According to the report published in The Indian Express, the 46-year-old maintained that only those who don’t want to accept that “Bharat had a great civilisation” were opposed to what he had said.

As per report Deb said 99 per cent of India believes in the “greatness” of Bharat and its civilisation.

“Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of ‘Mahabharata’. How else could Sanjaya (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 were there in this country at that time,” report quoted Deb as having said.

“Ramayana, Mahabharata and Upanishads are credible evidence to our civilisation. If a person (Sanjaya) can see whats happening at the battlefield 50 km away and describe it to the King, there has to be a technique. It can’t be his eyes. There was some technique — Sanjay’s technique is Internet today,” stated the report Deb as having said.

“Those people who want to belittle Bharat culture, civilisation and traditions, to prove that Europeans were ahead of us and that we had learnt from them are feeling irritated over my remark. They do not want to accept that our country is great. They do not understand these things. I feel the internet could not have been possible if science had not materialised what was described in Mahabharata,” the report quoted further Deb as having said.

Deb as per report also said: “During those times, our country had the most developed science and it is reflected in these books — Ramayana, Mahabharata and Upanishads. It is the same country whose Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government sends 104 satellites a year to space… So there is evidence to what is said in these books”.

Deb said 99 per cent people in the country “believe what he believes” and that is the reason why “Modi won as Prime Minister and Communism is disappearing from the country”, said the report.

Deb as per report also made a comment about CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury. “Sitaram Yechury’s parents named him Sita Ram.. They must have had some thoughts when they put both Sita and Ram in his name. Why was he not named after Stalin or Lenin. Even in his name, the thought of Bharat is there. His family also had the same thought. It is a different matter that he chose a different way when he grew up,” report quoted Deb as having said.

Deb, however, said he did not want to “waste time and resources” in finding out what happened to the “Sanjaya Technique” between the time of Mahabharata and the time when Internet was invented as he had “development of Tripura” to focus on and claimed that Tripura had already overtaken many northeastern states in initiating programmes of Skill Development, stated the report.