Moments after Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, the Congress party credited the development to former Prime Ministers - Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh. Responding on the statement by the Congress party, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Congress has a habit to say this on everything.
Speaking to news agency ANI, he said: "For everything they say this, but now we were saying to Congress that they brought GST, but they are not accepting and calling it Gabbar Singh Tax."
In a tweet, the Congress credited Nehru for 'funding space research' through INCOSPAR in 1962, and then Manmohan Singh for sanctioning the Chandrayaan-2 project in 2008, while congratulating the team of ISRO. While doing so, the grand old party shared a vintage picture of Nehru with the team.
Earlier, BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra slammed Congress party.Taking to Twitter, Sambit Patra called the statement made by Congress "really demeaning". He further said that while it is a proud moment for every Indian, Congress should not have drawn into the political arena. Sambit Patra went onto take a dig at the Congress over missing leadership after the resignation of former chief Rahul Gandhi. The BJP leader said that when no future leadership is there in view, there is a tendency to fall back on the past to stay relevant, which he added is what happening to the Congress right now.
In a scathing jibe at Congress for hailing former Prime Minister's Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Manmohan Singh for ISRO's moon mission, Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that it is a good time to tell Indians that the 'Moon was discovered by Congress.'