Following the launch of Chandrayaan-2, BJP's Giriraj Singh mocked Congress for hailing former Prime Minister's Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh for ISRO's moon mission.
In a tweet, the Begusarai MP of BJP, taking a sardonic tone, said that it is a good time to tell Indias that the 'Moon was discovered by Congress.'
Moments after ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, the Congress leveraged the opportunity to remember former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh. In a tweet, the Congress credited Nehru for 'funding space research' through INCOSPAR in 1962, and then Singh for sanctioning the Chandrayaan-2 project in 2008, while congratulating the scientists.
Chandrayaan-2's rocket lifted off at the scheduled time of 2:43 PM on July 22. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 3, 84, 000 km. Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission starting from Monday. This moon-lander and rover mission proves that India is taking lead in space exploration as its mission aims to investigate the unexplored south pole of the moon. With Chandrayaan-2 India aims at the soft landing on the Moon. If successful, it will be the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to do so.
Meanwhile, along with the country, Prime Minister Modi lauded the mission and shared his pictures while watching the launch. In a post, he shared that this moment will be etched in history.
With Chandrayaan-2 India aims at the soft landing on the Moon. If successful, it will be the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to do so.