Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the Congress and other opposition parties, which are planning to boycott the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building on May 28, will have to pay the price for disrespecting the Prime Minister and the mandate in the 2024 general elections. . Referring to Narendra Modi becoming prime minister for the third consecutive term after the Lok Sabha elections next year, Shah claimed that the opposition Congress would not be able to retain even its current seats in the Lok Sabha.
19 parties including Congress including Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party and Aam Aadmi Party have decided not to attend the opening ceremony saying that the new building should be inaugurated by President Draupadi Murmu Not the Prime Minister. Hitting out at the opposition parties, Shah said, “This is a democracy and the people of India have voted Narendra Modi to be the PM. But the Congress party and its royal family (Gandhis) are not ready to accept the PM even after nine years. They do not allow the Prime Minister to speak in Parliament and boycott proceedings when he speaks or participates in any event.”
Taking part in a public meeting in Guwahati (Assam) on Thursday, Shah said, “Narendra Modi will again become the Prime Minister next year with more than 300 seats. The Congress has lost the status of opposition party and will increase its existing seats in the Lok Sabha.” Can’t even save the number.” He said, “Congress has a negative attitude. The PM will inaugurate the new Parliament House on May 28 but the Congress is doing politics by boycotting it on the pretext that the President should inaugurate it.”
Addressing a public meeting here after formally distributing 44,703 appointment letters to successful candidates for Assam government jobs, the senior BJP leader alleged that the Congress had a “negative attitude”. He also accused the Congress of playing politics by boycotting the scheduled inauguration of the new Parliament House.
He claimed that there have been instances in Congress and opposition-ruled states where the foundation stones of new assembly buildings were laid by the respective chief ministers and Congress leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi instead of the respective governors. He said, “The Congress does not allow the Prime Minister to speak inside Parliament. Indian people have given Modi a mandate to speak. Not respecting the Prime Minister is tantamount to disrespecting the people’s mandate.” Shah said, “More than 1.3 billion people of India are watching what you (Congress) are doing. And in the next Lok Sabha elections, when you go to take people’s mandate, you will get less seats (as compared to 2019) and Modiji will become PM again by winning more than 300 seats.”
He said, “The country will never benefit from this negative approach. When BJP was in opposition, we used to respect you (Congress) and play a constructive role. But you are not supporting him (Modi) despite becoming the PM with a clear majority, it is an insult to the mandate.” Taking a dig at other opposition parties boycotting Sunday’s event, Shah said they too have a vision for 2024. Congress will meet the same fate in the next general elections.
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