Opposition is adamant on inaugurating the new Parliament with a Dalit President
New Parliament House There is a huge deadlock between the central government and the opposition regarding the inauguration ceremony. where on one side Opposition 19 parties of the inauguration ceremony of the new building to be held on 28 May Boycott announced to do. Opposition parties say that the President will inaugurate the new Parliament House. Draupadi Murmu Should be done from
Along with this, Congress and AAP have also played the Dalit and Adivasi card on this issue. Let us inform that its work started in January 2021 under the Central Vista Project. Its work has been completed in 28 months. The Congress claims that the President has not even been invited for the event, while the AAP has described the BJP as a party with an anti-Dalit-Tribal mindset.
Congress-AAP played Dalit-Adivasi card
Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge who himself is a Dalit. On Monday, he accused the BJP that it makes president from Dalit and tribal communities so that it can take advantage of it in the elections. Even when the foundation stone of the new Parliament was being laid by Kharge, the then President Ram Nath Kovind was not called.
It looks like the Modi Govt has ensured election of President of India from the Dalit and the Tribal communities only for electoral reasons.
While Former President, Shri Kovind was not invited for the New Parliament foundation laying ceremony
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) May 22, 2023
Apart from Congress, AAP also targeted the central government and said that BJP is anti-Dalit and anti-tribal party. The party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that calling PM Modi instead of President Draupadi Murmu for the inauguration of the building of the new Parliament House is an insult to the tribal and backward communities.
BJP not ready to bow down
At present, BJP is not seen to bow down on the allegations of the opposition. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that the inauguration program of the new Parliament House should not be linked with politics. We have invited everyone in this program and we wish that everyone should not participate in it. In fact, on May 18, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had invited PM Modi to inaugurate the new building. After this information came to the fore, Rahul Gandhi also tweeted and said that the inauguration of the new Parliament House should be done by the President.
Will the opposition be successful?
For the first time in recent years, the opposition seems to be united against the Modi government in this way. Congress, AAP, TMC, RJD, JDS, DMK, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray Group) on inaugurating the new Parliament House from the President. 19 parties including SP, CPI, JDU, NCP have come together. After the announcement of the boycott of the program to be held on May 28, the political mercury on this issue has increased a lot.
BJP is trying that no controversy should arise on this historic occasion. But from the stand of the opposition parties, it seems that they will join it only after getting the President to inaugurate the new Parliament House. It will be interesting to see what is the stand of Speaker Om Birla on this. There are still 4 days left for the inauguration of the new building of the Parliament House, so it will be interesting to see whether the central government is successful in finding a middle ground or whether the opposition will give a big message by showing solidarity before the next year’s Lok Sabha elections.
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It is worth noting that the central government has brought an ordinance regarding posting-transfer in Delhi. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is trying to unite the opposition against him as well. He has got the assurance of support from Nitish Kumar, Mamta Banerjee and Tejashwi Yadav. Everyone’s eyes are also on what will be the stand of the Congress on this.