New Parliament Inauguration: All the opposition parties seem to be in unison on the issue of inauguration of the new Parliament House. Meanwhile former Union Minister Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday (May 24) urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally request President Draupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building. < /p>
It is worth mentioning that the inauguration of the new Parliament House is going to be held on Sunday (May 28), where the Prime Minister will honor all the workers who contributed to this construction. The NCP has urged the Prime Minister amid calls from 19 political parties to boycott the inauguration ceremony.
‘PM should follow the Constitution’
NCP national spokesperson Clyde Cresto said that the Prime Minister should follow Article 79 of the Constitution and the Constitutional Head (President) of the country should be invited to inaugurate the new Parliament House.
Earlier in the day, 19 opposition parties including NCP announced to boycott the inauguration ceremony. These parties have said in a joint statement that the new Parliament House should be inaugurated by the President, not the Prime Minister.
‘The President has the right to inaugurate’
Cresto said, ‘‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji should follow Article 79 of the Indian Constitution and personally the Hon’ble President Draupadi Murmu ji should be requested to inaugurate the new parliament building. The President is the constitutional head of the country, so it is his right to inaugurate.’’
The NCP, led by former Union minister Sharad Pawar, will not attend the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building in the national capital on May 28, a party spokesperson said on Wednesday.
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