“Wish PM Happy World Theatre Day”: Rahul Gandhi on Modi’s address to Nation

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the success of India’s “Mission Shakti” in an address to the nation, Rahul Gandhi congratulated the defence research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for carrying out ‘Mission Shakti’ successfully and wished PM Narendra Modi a “Happy World Theatre Day”.

“Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day,” Rahul tweeted.

Besides Rahul, other Opposition leaders hit out at PM Modi for his announcement on India’s anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.

In a series of tweets, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “India’s Mission Programme is world-class for many many years. We are always proud of our scientists, @DRDO_India, other research & space organisations.”

Research, space management & development are a continuous process over the years. Modi, as usual, likes to take the credit for everything. Credit to those who really deserve it, our scientists & researchers,” she added.

Mamata said today’s announcement is yet another limitless drama and publicity mongering by Modi desperately trying to reap political benefits at the time of election. This is a gross violation of Model Code of Conduct.

She added that there is no great urgency in conducting and announcing the mission now by a government past its expiry date. It seems a desperate oxygen to save the imminent sinking of the BJP boat. “We are lodging a complaint with the Election Commission,” Mamata said.

Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also hit out at PM Modi, accusing him of diverting the nation’s attention away from main issues — unemployment, rural crisis and women’s security.

“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,” Akhilesh tweeted.