According to NDTV, Uttar Pradesh minister has shared his progressive views on early India’s gift to modern science, adding to the flow of such comments derived by many as disgraceful. Lord Ram’s wife Sita is an example of a test-tube baby, UP’s Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma has commented.
On Friday, 1st June 2018, a video became viral on social media in which Dinesh Sharma says “When Sita was born there must have been something like a test-tube baby. Janak (father of Sita ploughed the land and a baby came out of an earthen pot, she became Sita. This means technology similar to a test-tube baby must have existed.
Seemingly, on Wednesday, 30th June 2018, he was speaking at an event to mark “Hindi journalism day”. At the same function, the minister shared another gem and said journalism “started during the Mahabharata”.
Dinesh Sharma said the character Sanjaya, who described the epic war of Kurukshetra to king Dhritarashtra was providing a sort of “live telecast”.
He also believes that “our google” started in early India, with the mythological character “Narad Muni” who was known to be an informer. “He could reach anywhere and transfer a message from one place to another by saying ‘Narayana’ three times,”the minister said’.
In April, Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb had embarrassed the BJP when he declared that internet originated from early India. He had also used the example of Sanjay, the narrator, saying he was able to describe the events on the battlefield because of internet and technology.
Watch the video by IndiaTv
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