A number of opposition parties have declared that they won’t be present for the May 28 opening of the new Parliament building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned inauguration of the structure has drawn criticism from the opposition parties.
Shiv Sena, Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India, and Nationalist Congress Party have all declared their intention to abstain from the inauguration.
The NCP has decided to support other opposition parties who share its views on this matter. AAP said, the decision was made in response to concerns expressed about the issue of not inviting the President to the inauguration ceremony.
To unite the opposition against the Centre’s ordinance to regain control over officers working for the Delhi government. Kejriwal plans to meet opposition leaders to mobilize against ordinance. They also joined to support opposition parties to abstain from the inauguration.
According to the TMC, the occasion will be “all about I, me, and myself.” The CPI general secretary said, his group won’t be present at the ceremony.
“Opposition parties boycott PM Modi’s inauguration of new Parliament building”
The boycott of the inauguration by the opposition parties is likely to exacerbate already tense tensions between the opposition and the BJP, which is currently in power.
The boycott will probably be interpreted as a manifestation of the opposition’s mounting annoyance with the ruling party.
Hardeep Singh Puri counters Opposition
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri criticised the Congress for objecting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dedication of the new Parliament building and noted that former PMs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had previously dedicated the Parliament annexe and library.
“In August 1975, then PM Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Annexe, and later in 1987 PM Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Library. If your (Congress) head of government can inaugurate them, why can’t our head of government do the same?” Hardeep Singh Puri told news agency ANI.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat’s invitation shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28 with Lower House Speaker Om Birla, despite opposition objections.