Biplab Deb makes a fool of himself once again

Biplab Deb, the newly-sworn Tripura CM, and his comments have become an almost daily embarrassment for the BJP since he commented last month that Internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata era.



Continuing his gaffes, he once again made a fool of himself by stating that Rabindranath Tagore had returned his Nobel Prize in a protest against the British rule.


The actual fact is Rabindranath Tagore had never returned the Nobel Prize but denied Knighthood by the British. And moreover, the Nobel has nothing to do with the British. The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine and Literature are awarded by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, as stipulated in the will of the Swedish-born inventor and international industrialist Alfred Nobel.