Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending his needs for the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing and condemned opposition events for saying a boycott of the occasion.
“I and my celebration – LJP (Ram Vilas) – condemn the choice by 19 opposition events to boycott the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing… The resolution by opposition events to boycott this historic second is an assault on the democratic values and constitutional establishments,” Paswan mentioned in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Modi.
Mr Paswan mentioned opposition events have disrupted Parliament proceedings repeatedly during the last 9 years.
He mentioned his celebration, whereas being within the ruling alliance and after quitting it, has supported the federal government’s selections taken within the public curiosity.
“My celebration and I help you and urge the Opposition to rethink their stand,” he added.
As many as 19 opposition events, together with the Congress, Left, TMC, SP and AAP, got here collectively on Wednesday and introduced their resolution to boycott the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing by Prime Minister Modi, saying they discover no worth in a brand new constructing when the “soul of democracy has been sucked out”.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has additionally mentioned he is not going to attend the inauguration.
BSP supremo Mayawati has mentioned she will be unable to attend the occasion resulting from celebration work however has additionally condemned the boycott of the occasion by opposition events.
Around 25 political events have confirmed their participation, principally from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The Shiromani Akali Dal, Janata Dal (Secular), LJP (Ram Vilas), YSR Congress, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are among the many non-NDA events attending the occasion.
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the brand new Parliament constructing on May 28 following an invite by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
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