The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been criticized by the Congress party for acting as a political mouthpiece of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress party has taken issue with the ISRO highlighting the achievements of the PM Mudra scheme, which provides loans to small entrepreneurs, during a recent event.

The Congress party has called on the ISRO to focus on its primary mandate of scientific research and space exploration, and to avoid engaging in political activities. The party has accused the BJP of trying to use the ISRO to promote its policies and of politicizing the achievements of the space agency.

The BJP, however, has defended the ISRO and accused the Congress party of trying to undermine the achievements of the space agency for political gain. The party has said that the ISRO has every right to highlight the successes of the PM Mudra scheme, which has helped millions of small entrepreneurs across the country.

Experts have warned that the controversy could damage the reputation of the ISRO, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading space agencies. They have urged the government to ensure that the ISRO remains independent and focused on its core mandate, and to avoid using it for political purposes.

The ISRO has not yet responded to the controversy, but it is expected to issue a statement soon clarifying its position. The controversy highlights the challenges that government agencies face in balancing their core mandates with political pressures from the ruling party.