Even before Chandrayaan-2 entered its orbit around the Earth, the Congress party hailed Jawaharlal Nehru for the glorious achievement of the Indian scientists. While its customary salute to Nehru was only to be expected, the party also threw its salutations to Manmohan Singh for sanctioning the space mission in 2008.
This is a good time to remember the visionary move of India’s first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to fund space research through INCOSPAR in1962 which later became ISRO. And also Dr. Manmohan Singh for sanctioning the #Chandrayan2 project in 2008. pic.twitter.com/2Tje349pa0
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 22, 2019
In reality, however, the Chandrayaan-2 mission was delayed by the Congress party, according to the former chief of ISRO himself. G Madhavan Nair had asserted that the Chandrayaan-2 mission could have been carried out long ago but the “political decision” of the then UPA government to push the “Mangalyaan” venture with an eye on the 2014 Lok Sabha election caused the delay. The credit for INCOSPAR, too, largely goes to Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Program.
As expected, the Congress party is being subject to abject mockery due to obsessive desire to credit Nehru for literally every Indian achievement.
This is a good time to remember the condition of ISRO vs Condition of Gandhi family pic.twitter.com/naNveUOkSs
— Shash (@pokershash) July 22, 2019
Please don’t lie…
Moon discovered Nehru Ji.
— Garima Singh?? (@trueindiangari) July 22, 2019
aur Rahul Gandhi se diwali wala rocket nahi Jalta ??
— Abhimanyu (@abhimanyu192) July 22, 2019
People also pointed out the fact that Vikram Sarabhai deserves much more credit than any politician for the success of the Indian Space Program.
1. Space research was started in 1945 by Sarabhai (Founded PRL; National Research Institute for space and allied sciences, in 1947) & Bhabha (Established TIFR in 1945).
2. ABV sanctioned Chandrayan. MMS roped in Russia, which withdrew after delaying it by 10+ years. https://t.co/R9nauPjtAj
— K. S. Dwivedi (Nattha) (@theFirstHandle) July 22, 2019
— Wanderer (@DisDatNothin) July 22, 2019
It is customary for the Congress party to claim credit for every achievement that the citizens of this country strive hard to achieve. Even when India had announced its anti-satellite missile, the Congress party had claimed credit for it despite the fact that it was their own government which hadn’t given clearance for the project. A former DRDO chief, in fact, credited the Modi government for giving them the go-ahead to build the missile.