Another ‘gem’ from Tripura CM Biplab Deb: Rabindranath Tagore returned Nobel Prize in protest against British

Newly-elected Tripura CM Biplab Deb is in the news for all the wrong reasons, again! In a video being circulated on social media, the 46-year-old chief minister is seen telling his audience that “Rabindranath Tagore returned his Nobel Prize in protest against the British.”

Deb made these remarks at a function in Udaipur to mark birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore did receive the Nobel Prize for poetry in 1913. He, however, had denied Knighthood in protest against the Jalianwalla Bagh massacre in 1919, reported NDTV.

This is not the first instance of Deb making ludicrous statements as he had said that internet existed during Mahabharata’s time. Then he questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as Miss World in 1997, saying she was “not an Indian beauty like Aishwarya Rai”. However, he later apologised.

The Chief Minister also stated that mechanical engineers should not opt for civil services, but civil engineers should. It looks like that Deb needs to be told by BJP’s high command to not make this kind of weird and bizarre statements as it is bringing bad publicity to the party and Deb should focus on governing and developing Tripura.



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