Day after Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani equated Google with mythological character Narada Muni and his Tripura counterpart Biplab Kumar Deb suggested the youth to open a paan shop rather than running behind a government job, the Congress party on Tuesday tore into the Centre for BJP ministers' controversial remarks.
"So this is the Gujarat gyaan that you have Vijay Rupani ji. Chief Minister of Gujarat telling us that Narada (Narada Muni) was the original Google concept and he was the original search handle...Wonderful...I wonder what Google thinks about this and then you have another Chief Minister of the BJP Mr Biplab Deb who has told us not only that it is a waste of time looking for a government job and that the unemployed, educated should have opened paan shops," Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"This is all pretence because everybody knows what their ideology is. Two Chief Ministers of the states have been giving gyaan like this. I don't think this is what India signed up for", she added.
Gujarat CM Rupani had equated mythological sage Narad with internet giant Google for having all information across the world. "Google is a source of information. Narad Muni can be compared to Google, because he had information about various happenings in different corners of the world," Rupani had said at a programme organised by the Vishwa Samvad Kendra, an offshoot of the BJP's ideological mentor, the RSS.
Earlier this month, Tripura CM Biplab Deb caused a flutter with his 'internet existed in the Mahabharata era' comments. "India has been using internet since ages. In Mahabharata, Sanjay was blind but he narrated what was happening in the battlefield to Dhritarashtra anyway. This was due to internet and technology. Satellite also existed during that period," he had said.
Taking a jibe at the Tripura chief minister for his controversial remark, the Congress leader said, "It does not end there. There is this other wisdom that has been given that internet was there during Mahabharata. I think this is brilliant. These are the Chief Ministers, the showcase boys of the Prime Minister," she added.
Meanwhile, Biplab Deb has been summoned by PM Narendra Modi for making a series of controversial remarks in the recent past.