Parliament: DMK and its allies will boycott the inauguration of the Parliament House. Chennai News – Times of India

Chennai: The DMK and its allies in Tamil Nadu have decided boycott opening of new Parliament Building is scheduled for May 28.
DMK Allies Congress, VCK, MDMKCPM and CPI have also said that they are boycotting the inauguration. A total of 19 opposition parties across the country issued a joint statement in this regard.
He said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to inaugurate the building by himself, completely bypassing the President Draupadi Murmu is not only a grave insult but a direct attack on democracy, which demands a similar response,” said the joint statement tweeted by the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.
DMK’s organizing secretary RS Bharathi confirmed the decision. “Yes, we have decided to boycott the inauguration,” he told TOI.
AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Modi for not inaugurating the building to President Draupadi Murmu. Kharge had alleged that the BJP was using Dalits and Scheduled Castes for its vote bank politics, stating that former President Ram Nath Kovind was not invited for the foundation stone laying ceremony and Murmu was not invited for the inauguration of the building. was sidelined.
In India, the President is not only the head of the state, but also an integral part of the Parliament. She summons, prorogates and addresses the Parliament. He has to give assent to an Act of Parliament for it to be effective. In short, Parliament cannot function without the President,” the statement said.
“When the soul of democracy has been sucked out of Parliament, we find no value in the building,” the parties said in the statement.
MDMK president Vaiko, a veteran Parliamentarian and sitting Rajya Sabha MP, said it would be appropriate and traditional only when the President inaugurates the Parliament complex. “On the contrary, the Prime Minister has decided to inaugurate. We cannot accept this,” he said in a statement. Therefore, the MDMK has decided not to participate in the inauguration ceremony, he said.
VCK founder Thol Thirumavalavan also insisted that the President of India should have been invited to inaugurate the complex. Apart from this, he also found a flaw in the date of inauguration.
“Since the date they have chosen for the inauguration ceremony falls on Savarkar’s birthday, we have an objection to that day as well,” he told reporters in Trichy.