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19 parties boycott new Parliament inauguration, say grave insult to President

Opposition party leaders to skip New Parliament building inauguration
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India: The new Parliament building is fully constructed and ready to serve the nation. As per reports, It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi anytime around end of May. However, many opposition parties have decided not to participate in the inauguration ceremony. Recently, Rahul Gandhi had said that instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Draupadi Murmu should inaugurate the new Parliament building. It is located in Delhi. Now around 19 parties have declined to attend the function.

The parties include Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Janata Dal United (JDU) as well as Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK). They have not only demanded for it but have joined the league to boycott it. Asking for the President of India to inaugurated instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building in 2020. Him as well as Lok sabha speaker Om Birla had visited the site after few days of laying foundation stone. To interact with the workers.

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Parties say Grave insult to President

In a statement by all the 19 parties, they have said that it is not right for just the PM to inaugurate the new Parliament building. It is like completely “sidelining president Draupadi murmu”. They continued to say that “it is not only a Grave insult to President of India but also a direct assault on our democracy”. That is why they have decided to boycot the inauguration of the new Parliament building they said in a statement. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said infront of the reporters that ‘Not asking the President to inaugurate the building is an insult to her,”.

Congress PMs also inaugurated Parliament says BJP

Major parties such as Aam Aadmi Party AAP, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Communist Party of India (CPI) announced that they will skip the inauguration surrounding. Meanwhile on the other hand, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri reminded them about PM Indira Gandhi inaugrating the Parliament annexe in 1975. He also highlighted that in 1987, PM Rajiv Gandhi had inaugurated the Parliament library. “If congress head of government are allowed to inaugurate them, then why can’t head of our government do the same,”

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