While Chandrayaan 2 mission is indeed a proud moment for our country and scientists and technicians involved with this operation are being congratulated from every corner of the world, political parties of India are busy in a shameful credit-war over this joyous victory.
According to the Indian National Congress, the core credit of this project goes to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, who funded space research through INCOSPAR in1962 and later it became Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The INC has also claimed that the credit goes to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who sanctioned the Chandrayaan 2 project in 2008.
President Ram Nath Kovind lauded the team after its launch.
In a tweet, President Kovind said, “The historic launch of #Chandrayaan 2 from Sriharikota is a proud moment for all Indians. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers for furthering India’s indigenous space programme.”
#Chandrayaan2 will be the first spacecraft to land close to the moon’s South Pole in some 50 days from now. The mission is expected to lead to new discoveries and enrich our knowledge systems. I wish the Chandrayaan-2 team every success #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 22, 2019
In a tweet, PM Modi said, “#Chandrayaan 2 is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which is not explored and sampled by any past mission. This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon.”
#Chandrayaan2 is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which is not explored and sampled by any past mission.
This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
In a tweet, Amit Shah said, “I congratulate our scientists at @isro for the successful launch of #Chandrayaan 2 and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology. A grateful nation is proud of them. I also thank PM Modi Ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards every time.”
I also thank PM Modi ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards everytime. pic.twitter.com/k26szPwhIE
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 22, 2019