A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb suggested that internet was present even during the time of Mahabharata, which drew criticism for him from several quarters, the state's Governor has come out in his support. Taking to Twitter, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy said, "Tripura Chief Minister\u2019s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like \u2018Divya drishti\u2019,Pushpaka Ratha\u2019,etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon". Earlier, speaking at a regional workshop on Public Distribution System (PDS) in Agartala, the chief minister said the Internet was invented \u201clakhs of years ago\u201d and that the technology and satellites were even present during Mahabharata days. \u201cNot US and other Western countries, but the Internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago,\u201d he was quoted as saying. \u201cMany may decline the fact, but if the Internet was not there, how Sanjay, could see the war in Kurukshetra and describe it to Dhritarashtra? It means Internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,\u201d he said as per Tripura Infoway. The chief minister also said, \u201cI feel proud that I am born in a country with such an advanced technology, the countries which claim themselves to be technologically advanced are hiring Indian talent to upgrade their software mechanism.\u201d Tripura Chief Minister\u2019s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like \u2018Divya drishti\u2019,Pushpaka Ratha\u2019,etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon \u2014 Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) April 18, 2018 The statement by the chief minister had come months after Union Minister Satypal Singh discredited Charles Darwin\u2019s theory of evolution. \u201cDarwin\u2019s theory (of evolution of man) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in the school and college curriculum. Since (the time that) man is seen on Earth, he has always been a man. Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, said they saw an ape turning into a man,\u201d he had said.