Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy held PM Narendra Modi responsible after Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander lost contact with the ground station. "PM came to Bengaluru to give a message that he was landing Chandrayaan-2...he came just for sake of advertisement," he said. "Once he stepped in the ISRO Centre, I think it became bad luck for scientists," Kumaraswamy added.
“PM came to Bengaluru to give a message that he himself was landing Chandrayaan-2 for which scientists worked hard for 10-12 yrs, he came just for sake of advertisement. Once he stepped in ISRO Centre, I think it became bad luck for scientists”, were the exact words uttered by Kumaraswamy.
The way Kumaraswamy held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the setback which India’s ambitious lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2 suffered after the lander Vikram lost its communication with the ground stations started to rage fire in the BJP, Karnataka.
Chandrayaan-2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22. However, on September 7, the moon mission suffered a setback when the Vikram lander lost its communication with the ground stations, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface. If the landing was successful, India would have become the first country to make a rover land in the south pole and the fourth country make a soft-landing on the moon’s surface.