New Parliament Inauguration: Twenty parties, including the Congress, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party, on Wednesday (May 24) announced a boycott of the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament House. Meanwhile, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) condemned it and said that it is not right.
MNDA said, "This act is not only derogatory but it is a gross insult to the constitutional values of our great nation. This shows the bankruptcy of the opposition. It is a matter of regret that this is not happening for the first time.”
What are the opposition parties demanding?
Congress, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Janata Dal (United), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Communist Party of India (CPI) have announced a joint boycott of the inauguration ceremony.
Parties that jointly boycotted the ceremony included Indian Union Muslim League, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, National Conference, Kerala Congress (Mani), Revolutionary Socialist Party, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and Rashtriya Lok Dal are also included. All these parties have demanded that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi President Draupadi Murmu should inaugurate it. Apart from these, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has also asked to boycott the inauguration ceremony.
These opposition parties will be included
Former Union Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party ( YSRCP) and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal, keeping a different opinion from the opposition parties, said that they will go to the inauguration program. Whereas former CM Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party has not said anything about it yet.
What did the government say?
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the opposition should take a decision after thinking. Every issue should not be linked to politics. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi also said that it is unfortunate that the opposition parties are making it an issue.
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