Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building in Delhi on Sunday morning. The prime minister unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. Earlier, Hindu rituals were performed to seek blessings for the new building. The prime minister also felicitated some workers involved in the construction of the new building.
More than 20 Opposition parties boycotted the ceremony, saying that Modi’s decision to inaugurate the building instead of the president was “not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy”.
The Opposition also said that the prime minister inaugurating the building undermines the spirit of inclusion since Murmu is also the first Adivasi president of the country. They have also taken exception to holding the inauguration ceremony on the birth anniversary of Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar.
#WATCH | PM Modi unveils the plaque to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building pic.twitter.com/quaSAS7xq6
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2023
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