PM Modi on Saturday named Chandrayaan-3’s touchdown point on the Moon as Shiv Shakti Point. For which the Congress has expressed displeasure. There has been a war of words between the Congress and the BJP over this nomenclature.
we don’t own the moon or any pound
Senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the name is ridiculous as PM Modi has no right to name the surface of the moon. He said, the whole world will laugh. Who gave PM Modi the right to point out a point on the moon? We’re landed, it’s great. We’re proud of it, no doubt about it. But we do not own the moon or any pound.
BJP targeted the Congress leader
On the other hand, BJP has targeted the Congress leader regarding Jawahar Point. Explain that Jawahar Point is the name where India’s first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 crashed in 2008. BJP leaders say that PM Modi has not named this point after himself or after any leader like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Modiji is doing politics – Rashid Alvi
Countering the same thing, leader Rashid Alvi said that you cannot compete with Jawaharlal Nehru in anything. Whatever ISRO is, it is only because of Jawaharlal Nehru. He said that in 1962 it was Vikram Sarabhai and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who founded ISRO. So you can say that Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has established all these. That is, it is a completely different matter. But now Modiji is politicizing this matter.
Congress is only Gandhi family – BJP
At the same time, BJP’s sharp reaction has come to the fore regarding this statement. The party’s national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla said that the Congress only questions its anti-Hindu character. Opposes Ram Mandir and abuses Hindus. Both the names are associated with the country. Cong’s principle is family first, they will only praise Gandhi family, Jawaharlal Nehru. Vikram Lander is named after Vikram Sarabhai. The BJP leader said that if they had sent Chandrayaan-2 and Chandrayaan-3, they would have been named Indira Point and Rajiv Point.
what is jawahar point
Explain that Jawahar Point is also known as Jawahar Sthal. This is the area near the Shackleton Crater on the Moon where ISRO’s Moon Impact Probe crashed. Actually, India launched its first lunar mission in the year 2008. With its help, India had registered its presence on the moon for the first time. ISRO made it collide with the south pole of the Moon in a controlled manner. The Moon Impact Probe of Chandrayaan-1 collided at the place. It was named Jawahar Point. It used to host a fair from the date of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, 14 November, and hence the name Jawahar Point.