Preparing to take on the Congress in the Rajasthan Assembly elections, the opposition BJP on Wednesday organised an event in Chittorgarh. The event “Nav Matdata Sangam” highlighted India’s successful third Moon Mission –Chandrayaan-3 with a video showing a replica of the Chandrayaan-3 rover Pragyan lifting from the ground to the sky.
The event started from Mewar region and was organised under the leadership of CP Joshi, the Chittorgarh MP, who is also the state BJP chief. The video shows huge crowd waving the Tricolour, cheering for the Chandrayaan-3 with Mr Joshi addressing a public gathering as Saare Jahaan se Acha plays in the background.
चित्तौड़गढ़ संसदीय क्षेत्र में “नव मतदाता संगम” कार्यक्रम में माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी का मंत्र “जय अनुसन्धान” हो रहा है साकार, चन्द्रयान-3 की लेंडिंग के साक्षात् दिग्दर्शन। #NavMatdataSangampic.twitter.com/Rliu5fN6Gp
— C. P. Joshi (@cpjoshiBJP) August 30, 2023
The attempt by the BJP to reach out to the masses ahead of the Assembly elections is significant as it plans to ouster the Ashok Gehlot government. Assembly elections in Rajasthan are slated to be held later this year.
India created history on August 23 by becoming the first country to achieve a soft landing near the south pole of the Moon. The successful conduct of what was the maiden lunar landing mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also put India in an elite club of nations featuring the US, Russia and China.
Meanwhile, the Congress in Rajasthan has promised free electricity up to 100 units and fixed rate for the next 100 units. Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had promised huge subsidies on cooking gas.
Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Congress announced a slew of promises –monthly free allowances, free 200 units of electricity and 10 kilograms of rice– which helped the grand old party script history in the southern state.
BJP, which is still smarting over its defeat, is gleeful over the ruling party’s predicament. BJP MP Pratap Sinha has urged people not to pay electricity bills from June 1 if their consumption is below 200 units.