As India celebrated the historic achievement of Chandrayaan-3's landing on the lunar south pole on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inadvertently sparked a new controversy during a public event in Kolkata.
She mistakenly mentioned Bollywood actor and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan instead of the actual space traveller, Rakesh Sharma, in her speech. This error quickly became a talking point on social media.
CM Mamata Banerjee expressed, "On behalf of the people of West Bengal, I extend my advance congratulations to ISRO. Scientists deserve credit; the nation deserves praise. When Rakesh Roshan landed on the moon, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked him, 'How does India look from there?'"
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is set to explore the lunar surface for the next 14 days or one lunar day. It will send images and data back to Earth's scientists, marking a significant step in India's space exploration journey.