"Not Inviting President Insult To Country's Highest Constitutional Post": Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to inaugurate the Parliament building without President Droupadi Murmu, saying it is an ‘insult to the country’s highest constitutional post’.
PM Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will dedicate to the nation the new Parliament building on May 28. In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, ‘Not getting the President to inaugurate the Parliament nor invite 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.’
Congress and eighteen other opposition parties have decided to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament Building and stated that it ‘insults the high office of the President, and violates the letter and spirit of the Constitution’.
In a joint statement, the like-minded opposition parties said that Prime Minister’s decision to inaugurate the building by himself is ‘a direct assault on our democracy, which demands a commensurate response.’ The new Parliament building will be inaugurated on May 28.