Elaborating, Deb said episodes of the 18-day epic war in Kurukshetra were relayed by narrator Sanjay to the blind king Dhritarashtra with the help of internet technology.
Tripura CM said, 'The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is theirs, but it is actually our technology'.
"The internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago, not by USA or other western countries", Deb claimed in his speech. Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.
"Yeh desh wo desh hai, jisme Mahabharat mein Sanjay ne bethke Dhritarashtra ko yudh me kya ho raha tha bol raha tha". The richest culture belongs to our nation and I feel proud of it.
"Modi has also familiarised the use Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter among people", said Deb while adding that the PM actively engaged with several social media platforms.
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"But, again today India has regained its position in technology in the world and it can be proved from the fact that a large number of software engineers play a vital role in the USA companies", he added. Many of our Microsoft engineers are working in United States of America and other countries.
Deb viewed that India was top in technology since the era of the Mahabharata but somehow in the middle, it got lost.
Deb said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a push to digitisation of India. Not only did the BJP eroded a 25-year-old red bastion, but also formed its first-ever government in the state.
It may be noted that this not the first time that a BJP minister has said such weird things.
This new statement came just months after Union Minister Satypal Sing discredited Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and said, "Darwin's theory (of evolution of man) is scientifically wrong".