As 19 opposition parties chose to boycott Prime Minister Modi’s inauguration of the new Parliament building, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that not inviting President Droupadi Murmu to the event is a “insult” to the country’s highest constitutional post.
Gandhi also stated that Parliament is not created with “bricks of ego,” but rather with “Constitutional values.”
Gandhi took to Twitter and penned in Hindi “Neither getting the President to inaugurate the Parliament nor inviting her to the ceremony is an insult to the country’s highest constitutional post. Parliament is not made of bricks of ego, but of constitutional values.”
राष्ट्रपति से संसद का उद्घाटन न करवाना और न ही उन्हें समारोह में बुलाना – यह देश के सर्वोच्च संवैधानिक पद का अपमान है।
संसद अहंकार की ईंटों से नहीं, संवैधानिक मूल्यों से बनती है।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 24, 2023
As many as 19 opposition parties, including the Congress, Left, Aam Aadmi Party, and Trinamool Congress, have stated they will not attend the inaugural ceremony, alleging that a new structure has no significance when the soul of democracy has been sucked out of Parliament.
Shergill who quit the Congress last year alleged that “Rahul Gandhi in sheer arrogance tore the ordinance in full media glare to embarrass the then PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji & today he is giving gyan on respecting post of President re inaugurating New Parliament? Rahul Gandhi should 1st learn how to respect his own party colleagues & seniors before issuing advisory on Constitutional propriety!” He furthermore claimed that “vision of the party’s decision-makers is no longer in sync.”