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The new Parliament House is going to be inaugurated on 28 May. There has been a ruckus of statements between the ruling party and the opposition. Nineteen opposition parties have boycotted the inauguration ceremony. They are asking all kinds of questions. First of all, what was the need of this new Parliament House?
Actually, the biggest problem facing the opposition parties is that why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is inaugurating it? Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge say that the inauguration should be done by the President. However, the President has been initiating the sessions of the Parliament. His address also happens in the Parliament.
Being the head of state, the demand of the President to inaugurate is also correct in a way, but the tussle is that the ruling party does not want to miss this great opportunity and the opposition does not want to attribute it to Modi or the BJP.
PM Modi had performed Bhumi Pujan of the new building of Parliament House on 10 December 2020.
The question arises whether the Congress would have given up this credit if it had been in power? Maybe don’t leave. Then why is this expectation being made from the BJP? As it is believed – after all this initiative belongs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi only. The one who has gone ahead and taken this initiative, credit should also go to him.
Certainly, 19 opposition parties will boycott the inauguration ceremony, but it does not seem that this protest is going to make any difference to the political health of BJP or Prime Minister Modi.
The new Parliament House can comfortably accommodate 888 members in the Lok Sabha Chamber and 300 members in the Rajya Sabha Chamber.
Anyway, on Wednesday, Home Minister Amit Shah has clearly said that we have sent invitations to all and the government wants that all the parties must attend this function because it is a historic event. All the leaders must become its witness.
The simple meaning of this statement of the Home Minister is that we have sent the invitation. Well come! If you don’t come, it’s your wish! The inauguration program is not going to stop or postpone. It should have happened that the government itself would have convinced the opposition parties. Even the opposition parties would see it rising above party politics.
If all the parties were present in the inauguration of the parliament in which all the parties have to sit, it would have been a good example. When the future generations read its history, they would also get a positive testimony of the amalgamation of Indian political parties. Otherwise, politics keeps happening and will continue to happen in the future.