Shortly after PM Modi announced the success of India’s ‘Mission Shakti’ in an address to the country, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi congratulated the defence research body and wished Narendra Modi “Happy World Theatre Day”.
The Prime Minister had announced that India has joined the elite club of space powers by successfully testing an anti-satellite missile or A-SAT. After the United States, Russia, and China, India is the fourth nation to have tested such an anti-satellite weapon, claims PM Modi.
Among the first few leaders of the opposition, who have reacted to his announcement was Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi.
Mr. Gandhi tweets, “Well done DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.”
Union Minister Arun Jaitley hits back at Mr. Gandhi and said, “The lower they go, the stronger we emerge.” He further mocks at opposition for what he dubbed “clerical objections” and claims that nation’s nuclear programmes was on 356 days, “whether or not there is an election”.
Congress has also questioned the timing of the Prime Minister’s address, in the middle of the election campaign for the upcoming National Elections, when a ‘Code of Conduct’ is already in place.
The A-SAT missile shot down the Low Earth Orbit satellite within just 3 minutes of its launch, with technical capability and remarkable precision, PM Modi asked the nation to tune in to in a surprising tweet on Wednesday. “This is a big moment for India, something all of us should be proud of. We are not just capable to depend on the land, water, and air, but now also in space. I congratulate all scientists who have made this possible and made India a much stronger nation,” added the Prime Minister.
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted:
With a series of Twitter posts by ministers and other top leaders of BJP has replied back the oppositions.