"There can be no greater pride for the country," PM Modi said.
With just two weeks to go for the national elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India had joined the elite club of space powers by shooting down a low-orbit satellite within just three minutes with an anti-satellite missile, demonstrating its technical capability. Before the announcement, there were speculations that the matter could be related to national security since a cabinet security panel had met at his residence in the morning.
On the other hand, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will kick-start another campaign in Uttar Pradesh today over a week after her boat yatra across four districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. She would launch the campaign from Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha seat, Amethi.
She would then visit Rae Bareli, her mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary seat.
In a schedule sent out to journalists, the Congress said Priyanka Gandhi will start her three-day campaign at Amethi tomorrow and spend Thursday at her mother's Lok Sabha constituency Rae Bareli.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes big announcement close to elections
"India had joined the elite club of space powers by shooting down a low-orbit satellite within just three minutes with an anti-satellite missile, demonstrating its technical capability," the PM said in his address to the nation.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he will address the nation "with an important message," Omar Abdullah tweeted:
He's declaring the results of the Lok Sabha elections. What announcement will fit within the code of conduct guidelines of the election commission of India?
Priyanka Gandhi has arrived in Lucknow for her three-day UP visit.