Even before this, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted that the inauguration should be done not by the Prime Minister but by the President.
The opposition is under constant attack over the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (May 28). 19 opposition parties including Congress, TMC, AAP on Wednesday said they will boycott the inauguration. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also attacked the central government by tweeting. He has raised questions about not inviting President Draupadi Murmu to the inauguration ceremony. Earlier also he had tweeted that the inauguration should be done not by the Prime Minister but by the President.
It is an insult to the country’s highest constitutional post: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted after the opposition parties announced the boycott, writing, “Not getting the President to inaugurate the Parliament nor invite him to the ceremony – this is an insult to the highest constitutional post of the country. Parliament is not made of bricks of ego, it is made of constitutional values.
Even before this, the Congress leader had tweeted and wrote, “The President should inaugurate the new Parliament House, not the Prime Minister!”
What did Asaduddin Owaisi say
AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi has said that he will not be a part of the program if Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate it. He said that it is a wrong trend to talk about getting the President inaugurated. Only the Speaker of the Lok Sabha should have this right. However, Asaduddin Owaisi said that he has not been approached by the opposition parties regarding the boycott plan.
19 parties including Congress kept distance
Opposition parties have opened a front against the central government regarding the inauguration of the new parliament building. Where the Congress has called the President not to inaugurate the new building as an insult to the Constitution, now 19 parties including the Congress have distanced themselves from the inauguration. 19 opposition parties including the Congress party have announced to boycott the inauguration of the new parliament. The joint statement issued by 19 parties said that when the soul of democracy has been sucked out of Parliament, we do not see any value in the new building.