New Delhi ’25 May :The Congress leaders discussed with all like-minded parties to boycott the inaugural function of the new Parliament building on 28th May.
We are very happy that all opposition parties are coming together to fight against this,” Venugopal told reporters.
Modi is to inaugurate the new Parliament building at noon on Sunday.
After the opposition letter, union home minister Amit Shah said, We should not politicize the issue. let people think and react however they want.”
Shah’s cabinet colleague Hardeep Singh Puri had hit back on Tuesday, pointing out that Congress prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had, in the past, inaugurated the Parliament annexe and library, respectively.
Puri was responding to a tweet by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and said, “In August 1975, then-PM Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament annexe… in 1987 PM Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament library.
If your head of government can inaugurate…why can’t our head of government do the same?”
Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is on the fence at this time; Owaisi indicated his party would boycott the ceremony if the schedule continues to show Modi as the person inaugurating the building.