New Parliament Building Inauguration: 19 parties of opposition including Congress and TMC announced to collectively boycott the inauguration ceremony of the new building of Parliament on Wednesday (May 24). Opposition parties alleged that the soul of democracy has been removed from the Parliament during the tenure of this government. Keeping President Draupadi Murm away from this is a direct attack on democracy. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that politics should not be done in every matter.
Describing this move of the opposition as unfortunate, the government said that the opposition parties should reconsider their decision. Talking to ABP News on the question of opposition boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament House, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Don’t mix politics with it.” It is a big emotional process to connect new India with old traditions. It should be seen only in this limited sense. Politics goes its own way. Everyone reacts and acts according to their thinking abilities.”
What was the argument given by the Central Government?
It is notable that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new building of Parliament on 28 May. Describing the announcement of the opposition parties as unfortunate, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi urged them to reconsider their stand. Joshi said that boycotting and making a non-issue an issue is most unfortunate. I appeal to them to reconsider this decision and attend the function. Joshi said that the Lok Sabha Speaker is the custodian of Parliament and invited the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Parliament House.
Which parties will not attend the inauguration of Parliament House?
Congress, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Janata Dal (United), Aam Aadmi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), Marxist Communist Party, Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Communist Party of India, 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 have jointly announced the boycott.
‘Democracy is being put in danger’
19 parties of the opposition said in a joint statement, ‘The inauguration of the new parliament building is an important occasion. Despite our belief that the government was endangering democracy and our disapproval of the autocratic manner in which the new parliament had been formed, we were prepared to set aside our differences and mark the occasion.
These parties alleged in the statement, ‘PM Modi’s decision to inaugurate the new Parliament House, completely bypassing President Murmu, is not only a gross insult to the President, but a direct attack on our democracy, which is in line with calls for a response.
According to him, Article 79 of the Constitution of India states that ‘there shall be a Parliament for the Union consisting of a President and two Houses to be known respectively as the Council of States and the Assembly of the People.
< p style ="text-align: justify;"> He said, ‘The President is not only the head of state, but he is also an integral part of the Parliament because he summons the Parliament session, ends it and also addresses the joint meeting of both the Houses during the first session of the year. In short, the Parliament cannot function without the President. Nevertheless, the PM has decided to inaugurate the new Parliament House without him. These opposition parties claimed that this ‘indecent act’ insults the high office of the President and violates the basic spirit of the Constitution.
What did the opposition parties say?
Opposition parties said, ‘This undermines the spirit of taking everyone along with respect, under which the country elected its first woman tribal president. was welcomed. He said, ‘Undemocratic acts are not a new thing for PM Modi, who is constantly hollowing out the Parliament. Opposition members of Parliament have been disqualified, suspended and silenced when they raised the issues of the people of India. MPs of the ruling party have disrupted the proceedings of the Parliament.
Opposition parties alleged, ‘Many controversial bills including three agricultural laws were passed with almost no debate and parliamentary committees practically inactive Has gone. The new Parliament House has been built at great expense during a pandemic that comes once in a century. There has been no consultation with the people of India or the Parliamentarians for whom this is apparently being made.
He said, ‘When the very soul of democracy has been expelled from Parliament, we do not see any value in the new building. We announce our collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building. He also said that we will continue to fight against this autocratic Prime Minister and his government, and take our message directly to the people of India.
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