Why was the President not invited to the inauguration of the new Parliament? Petition filed in Supreme Court, advocate said – it is against the constitution
Earlier, the opposition parties surrounded the government as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating it instead of the President.
The issue of inauguration of the new parliament is gaining momentum. Earlier, the opposition parties surrounded the government as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating it instead of the President. Now an advocate has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking justice on this issue.
Advocate CR Jaya Sukin in his petition has urged the Supreme Court to issue an order to the Lok Sabha Secretariat that the new Parliament should be inaugurated by the President instead of the PM. They say that the President is constitutionally the head of the government. In such a situation, why is the Modi government not getting Draupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament? He was not even invited to the function.
Advocate said – Government violating Article 79 of the Constitution
The petition states that Article 79 of the Constitution says that Parliament means the President and the two Houses. The President is the first citizen of the country. On his call, both the Houses of the Parliament start working. Even the task of appointing the Prime Minister and all the ministers of the government is also the responsibility of the President. The government does all its work in the name of the President. Any bill that is passed by the Parliament cannot take the form of law without the signature of the President. Overall, the government runs in the name of the President. He says that not inviting the President to the inauguration ceremony is an insult to him. This is also a direct disobedience to the Constitution of India.
19 opposition parties have already boycotted the opening ceremony
Keep in mind that according to the order issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on May 18, PM Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the new Parliament on May 28. 19 opposition parties have decided to boycott the opening ceremony of the Parliament. They also say that not calling the President is a complete insult to the Constitution. They say that the Parliament cannot function without the President. But the government is not going to invite them in the inauguration ceremony itself. Opposition parties say that the Modi government is hell-bent on destroying democracy completely.