Even as the nation awaits the making of history ahead of the landing of Chandrayaan 2 on the moon, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee made a shocking statement while speaking in the West Bengal assembly. The West Bengal CM said that the celebration around the landing of the Chandrayaan 2 is being done to divert attention from 'economic disaster'. Mamata Banerjee also said the event is being seen as though such a thing was never carried out before.
Mamata Bannerjee mocked the hard work of thousands of those involved in the moon mission. "As if the Chandrayaan launch is the first in the country. As if before they came to power, no such missions were taken up. It is an attempt to divert attention from economic disaster," the ANI reported her saying in the West Bengal assembly.
While ISRO prepares for its '15-minute of terror' as Vikram Lander soft-lands on the moon on Saturday, 1:50 AM, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, expressed his pride as the world watches the final descent of Chandrayaan 2 on the Lunar South pole. He took to Twitter excitedly stating his happiness at sharing this proud moment as India scripts history with sixty school children at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru. He explained the ISRO quiz conducted by the Centre which awarded these students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Vikram will land on the south pole of the Lunar surface and then Pragyan will beginning explorations.
Chandrayaan 2's landing module 'Vikram' will begin its final descent to pull off a historic soft landing on the lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday, as the Indian Space Research Organisation awaits (ISRO) with bated breath for the "terrifying moment." A successful landing will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to achieve a soft landing on the moon. But it will be the first to launch a mission to the unexplored lunar south pole. Joined by about 60-70 high school students from across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present at the ISRO centre in Bengaluru to witness live the space feat, according to officials.