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Monday, August 18, 2003

PM goofs up on India's moon mission - "
PM goofs up on India's moon mission

Friday, 15 August , 2003, 09:47

New Delhi: A slip of tongue by the Prime Minister inadvertently made India the first power on earth to sent a spacecraft to the moon.
In his Independence Day address, Atal Behari Vajpayee said India will send a spacecraft to moon before 1908. He obviously intended to say 2008.
The mission will be called Chandrayan-I, he said adding that the development showed the giant strides made by India in the field of science.
Interestingly, Vajpayee in his address at a BJP rally in Jaipur last Sunday had said the tempo built up now would help in the Lok Sabha elections 'two and a half years' later.
Party Spokesman Prakash Javadekar had later clarified it was a 'slip of tongue' and what he meant was 'one-and-a-half-years, i.e. next November when polls are due.' "

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