The Bharatiya Janata Party took the construction of the new Parliament building quite prestigiously and it is part of India's Central Vista Redevelopment Project. The construction marvel was constructed by Tata Projects Ltd. The new Parliament building is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 28th of this month.
Ahead of the ceremony, the opposition parties in the country are said to have decided to boycott the session and had written a letter saying the same. As many as 19 parties took the decision and sent a letter announcing their decision.
The parties include the ruling parties in states like Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, National capital Delhi, and others. The parties said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the new Parliament building and sidelining President is against the spirit of the Indian constitution and democracy.
The parties maintained in the letter that Modi deciding to inaugurate the new parliament is a violation of democracy and doing this is not new for him. While the opposition leaders raised their voices for public issues, they were suspended from the house and their words were muted.
Talking about the powers of the President, the opposition parties said that President is not only the Head of State in India but also an integral part of the Parliament and the house cannot function without her. Despite this, Narendra Modi wants to inaugurate the new Parliament. This is nothing but disrespect for democracy, they added.
One common thing between the parties is this, they all are against the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is no wonder that they all came under one roof to jointly boycott the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament.
While the opposition parties are saying that what Modi is doing is a violation, the Bharatiya Janta Party hit back saying that there are instances where Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated buildings on Parliament premises. Union Housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Sansadiya Soudha building was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1975 and PM Rajiv Gandhi laid the foundation of the Parliament Library building.
On the other hand, the ruling YCP and opposition Telugu Desam Party decided to attend the ceremony as per the reports. The two parties are said to have announced that they would attend the inauguration ceremony. The two parties are not going against the BJP due to various reasons. Yet again they decided to go soft against the partyâ€™s decision of inauguration.