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No salary to ISRO sceintists behind Chandrayaan 3? Congress flags concerns, Amit Malviya slams back

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell head Amit Malviya debinked the claims made by Congress leader Digviay Singh over delay in paying salaries to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists who worked for Chandrayaan-3. Taking it to the X, formerly known as Twitter, to came down hevily on former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Aug 23, 2023 16:09 IST
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Digvijay Singh
Digvijay Singh

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell head Amit Malviya debinked the claims made by Congress leader Digviay Singh over delay in paying salaries to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists who worked for Chandrayaan-3.

Taking it to the X, formerly known as Twitter, to came down hevily on former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh. In the post, the BJP IT cell head attacked the grand-old party and called them and said the entire political outfit hates Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “hates a strong resurgent India even more.”

He said, “While India celebrates Chandrayaan-3, Congress whines.” Malviya also coronered Digvijay Singh and called him “abominable,” while accusing him of peddling fake news.

Amit Malviya

Amit Malviya

Government-run fact checking arm debunks claims

Earlier on Wednesday, Congress leader Digvijay Singh had said that the scientists who worked hard for India’s lunar mission “Chandrayaan-3” have not recieved their due salaries for past 17 months.
His claims came a day after the fact-checking arm of the Government of India Press Information Bureau dismissed such claims appearing through media. It said that each of the scientists gets paid on the last day of each month.
Congress leader had raised serious concerns over it and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter.
“We are proud that ISRO scientists are making an effort for the successful lunar landing of Chandryaan. We pray to the Almighty for their success. But there are reports in newspapers that the scientists who made this happen have not received a salary in 17 months. Prime Minister should take note of this too,” said the Congress leader.

Political Analyst claimed the same 

Meanwhile political analysts and entreprenuer Tehseen Poonawalla had also made similar claims about the salary day to the ISRO scientists for past three months. In a show called ‘The Ranveer Show podcast’, Poonawalla had challenged to check him on this but, he claimed, that ISRO scientists had not recieved their salaries for months.
He raised the issue and also blamed the government saying that it is unfair of keeping scientists deprived of salaries.

First published on: Aug 23, 2023 04:09 PM IST

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