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Biplab Deb's remark on Rabindranath Tagore triggers controversy, Congress attacks

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Biplab Deb's remark on Rabindranath Tagore triggers controversy, Congress attacks

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 May 2018, 11:08 pm

Agartala, May 11 (IBNS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has trigered a controversy when he said world poet Rabindranath Tagore had returned his Nobel Prize in protest against the British.

The video of his remarks have gone viral on social media.

"Rabindranath Tagore had returned his Nobel Prize as a protest against the British," Deb was quoted as saying by the media.

Deb made the remarks  at a function in Udaipur to mark birth anniversary of the poet recently.

Attacking Deb over the remark, the Congress tweeted: "For those of us who love humour, Tripura CM #BiplabKumarDeb is a gift that keeps on giving! His latest blooper that Rabindranath Tagore returned his Nobel Prize is the latest to join his ever-growing list of gaffes."

Biplab Deb recently led his BJP to victoryin the Assembly polls in Tripura.

He removed the Left government in the state.

He took oath as the Chief Minister of the east Indian state earlier this year.

However, his remarks have triggered controversies often.

He earlier said internet used to exist during the time of Mahabharata.

Biplab Deb was  quoted as saying during a public event by The Economic Times: "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 said.

 

Biplab Deb's remark on Rabindranath Tagore triggers controversy, Congress attacks

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