19 opposition parties including the Congress have announced to boycott the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has launched a scathing attack on PM Modi.
Opposition parties have intensified regarding the inauguration of the new Parliament House. About 19 parties have announced to boycott the ceremony to be held on 28 May. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has again launched a scathing attack on PM Modi.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted and wrote that, not getting the President to inaugurate the Parliament nor invite him to the ceremony – this is an insult to the country’s highest constitutional post. Parliament is not made of bricks of ego, but of constitutional values.
Even before this, Rahul Gandhi had objected to not inviting the President to the inauguration ceremony. There is also a demand from the opposition parties. According to protocol, the new Parliament House should be inaugurated by the President.
Leaders of opposition parties say that instead of inaugurating the building by Draupadi Murmu, PM Modi is an insult to the President. Meanwhile, the Congress has also raised questions over the disappearance of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar’s name from the invitation letter.
At the same time, a joint statement of boycott has been issued by the Congress. The statement said that the soul of democracy has been expelled from the Parliament. We do not see any value in this building. That’s why we have decided to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building. We will continue to fight against this autocratic Prime Minister and his government.
Citing Article 19 of the Constitution, the joint statement said that the President is not only the head of state in India, but also an integral part of the Parliament. He summons, prorogates and addresses the Parliament. In short, the Parliament cannot function without the President. Yet the Prime Minister has decided to inaugurate the new Parliament House without him. This unbecoming act is an insult to the high office of the President and is in violation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution.