Rudy slams Congress for taking Chandrayan's credit

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Bhopal, Nov 10 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy today slammed the Congress for taking credit of India's 'Chandrayan Abhiyan' through an advertisement published in all the dailies across the country.

Mr Rudy, who arrived here on the occasion of kicking off the party's election campaign in Madhya Pradesh, alleged that the Congress was ''using our scientists achievement for its narrow political gain.'' ''Unfortunately, the 'Chakra' in the tricolour, shown as hoisted on the moon, is missing, which shows the party's intention of taking political mileage,'' Mr Rudy said, adding it was not the way to congratulate the scientists.

He said former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had recognised the scientists during the Pokhran nuclear test in May 1998.

The former Civil Aviation Minister said the claim of the Congress that India had emerged as a super power after the Indo-US nuclear deal was hollow and baseless.

''In fact, India has become a 'super power' due to the Congress-led UPA government's failure to tackle the issues like terrorism, spiraling prices and inflation,'' Mr Rudy said sarcastically.

About the nuclear deal, he said the Prime Minister had signed the agreement under political compulsion and the Congress's claim that India would be enriched with nuclear power by 2020 was not true.

The BJP spokesman claimed his party would retain power in Madhya Pradesh under the dynamic leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


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