Opposition baffled over 'Mission Shakti' announcement
New Delhi : The Opposition leaders have slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing the success of 'Mission Shakti' days before India is set for one of the crucial elections in the country.
They urged Election Commission to interfere in the matter, while sources in top poll body said that "no permission of poll panel is needed for security related issues being announced."
A barrage of tweets by ministers and other top leaders of the ruling BJP, with the hashtag "NamumkinAbMumkinHai", rattled the opposition even more. They questioned the timing of the PM's announcement or indeed, whether it was necessary for him to make the announcement instead of the country's top space scientists.
Samajwadi party Akhilesh Yadav tweeted: "Today @narendramodi got himself an hour of free TV & divert nation's attention away from issues on ground - #Unemployment #RuralCrisis & #WomensSecurity - by pointing at the sky. Congratulations @drdo_india & @isro - this success belongs to you. Thank you for making India safer."
India has become the fourth nation to join the elite group of space power that had Russia, United States and China.