The new parliament that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28 will not see the presence of 19 opposition parties who have decided to boycott the ceremony.
Reacting to the Opposition move, Union finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a message as quoted by ANI , “It’s a temple of democracy, even the PM entered the Parliament by bowing on its steps. I humbly request and appeal (to the Opposition), kindly re-think, change your stand and participate in the ceremony.”
The Opposition boycott plan drew sharp reaction from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who told ANI , “Instead of making this historic occasion a dignified and proud moment, the Opposition, including Congress, is making statements. This is unfortunate and irresponsible. This weakens democracy…I think the country will not accept this under any circumstance…”
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