New Delhi, Jan 11: Addressing the Jan Vedna convention in Delhi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi fumbled while taking the name of India’s Mars orbiter Mangalyaan and called it ‘Chandrayaan’ instead of Mangalyaan.
He was referring to the launch of Mangalyaan by India’s Space Agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The speech turned funny at times when he tried to use dialogues from popular Hindi movies.
He mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “As we see in Amitabh Bachchan delivering dialogues in his films, he too imitated him by inventing his own dialogue.” Quoting a dialogue from famous film Namak Halal, He said, “Aap ka hai yahi sapna, Ram Ram Japna, Gareeb ka maal hadapna’ (Your aim is to loot the wealth of poor in the name of Ram).”
Criticising the decision of demonetisation, he mocked Prime Minister and said “Jaise dialogue hote hain, waise hi PM ne kiya aur kaha “Mitron, ye jo jeb mein 500, 1000 ka note hai ab ye kaagaz ho gaya hai kaagaz”(As we hear diagoues, he imitated action from films and turned Rs. 500 and 1000 notes into valueless paper).
He further questioned the intent behind demonetisation by saying, “Crores of people were standing in lines, did you find any corrupt person there? The corrupt ones were at the bank’s backdoor.”
Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan are two ambitious projects launched by India’s Space Agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Chandrayaan’s most remarkable contribution was the discovery of water on the Moon’s surface. As per reports, the spacecraft is credited with the confirmation of presence of water on the moon where the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) was detached from the orbiter and hard-landed on a predesignated spot on the moon’s surface. The MIP discovered water just before impact which was confirmed by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper which was an American payload also carried on the Chandrayaan.
The convention was attended by senior congress leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his decision of demonetisation. He said that worse is yet to come in the wake of demonetisation.