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No need to do the work that you cannot do - No, Mamta Banerjee never made this statement for ISRO

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Mamta Banerjee never said to ISRO scientists that there is no need to do the work that you can't do. However, she did mock Chandrayan 2 mission by stating that the entire mission was planned by the government to divert the attention of people from a failing economy.

ISRO had launched the lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 on July 22 this year. On September 7, the mission’s lander Vikram lost contact with ISRO just two kilometers ahead of its landing on the surface of the moon.

Following this several social media users have been sharing a blog post which reports that West Bengal's CM Mamta Banerjee has mocked ISRO by saying "there is no need to do the work that you can't do".

The blog which is in the Bengali language has used the logo of India Today in order to show that it is owned by the India Today group.

The article was published on September 9 and criticises Banerjee for taking a dig at ISRO’s lunar mission and her anti-India comments.

She has been making anti-India remarks on everything. From the martyrdom of the Indian army in Pulwama to the sending of Chandrayaan to ISRO

The link of the blog post was shared by Shuvam Charaborty and Joydeep Pal on 10th September.

The blog is not associated with India Today

Indiatodaydailynews.blogspot.com is not associated with the India Today group. This can be verified by the website of India Today group which has listed all the entities associated with the group.

False Quote to Mamta Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee has never made any comments like this. Instead, she congratulated ISRO scientists on Twitter for the success of the launch of Chandrayaan-2.

Mamata mocks Chandrayaan-2 mission

Several media houses have reported that Mamta Banerjee had indeed mocked Chandrayan 2 mission by stating that the entire mission was planned to divert the attention of people from a failing economy.

India Today reports:

Speaking inside the Bengal Assembly during a discussion on a resolution against NRC, she lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying, "As if the Chandrayaan-2 launch is the first in the country. As if before they came to power, no such missions were launched."

The same was reported by Times Group as well.

However, according to ISRO's website, the mission was approved by the then prime minister Manmohan Singh in 2008.

Statement of Pakistan's minister attributed to Mamta Banerjee

In our research, we found that the statement was made by Fawad Hussein, Federal Minister for Science & Technology in the Government of Pakistan. He had tweeted on September 7, “Don’t do the work that you cannot do” (translated to English).

Conclusion: No, Mamta Banerjee never said to ISRO scientists that there is no need to do the work that you can't do. However, she did mock Chandrayan 2 mission by stating that the entire mission was planned to divert the attention of people from a failing economy.

 

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