BJD, AIADMK, YSRCP go to the ground breaking event of the brand-new

[h3] [/h3] [h3] [/h3] NEW DELHI: Congress and some other opposition parties MPs kept away from the ground-breaking event of the new Parliament structure on Thursday. Members of non-NDA parties such as BJD, AIADMK and YSRCP, however, went to the occasion. Rajya Sabha deputy chairman notified the gathering that former PMs Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda had actually sent their personal messages. Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad didn’t participate in the function although his name was read out amongst visitors of honour. Congress flooring leader of the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury too didn’t turn up. Amongst former Lok Sabha Speakers Shivraj Patil was present, while Sumitra Mahajan and Meira Kumar were not.While there was no formal boycott call of the ceremony by the Congress and some other parties which didn’t attend the occasion, lots of leaders did discharge their critique of the central vista job and the government’s technique to parliamentary principles, the opposition and the farmers’ agitation.

Some authorities said Covid safety measure may have prompted some invitees to skip the occasion.”Parliament is much more than a mere mega structure. Our Parliament represents the tradition of India’s liberty movement, our democratic and constitutional values and the tradition of appreciating the opposition and dissent. Regrettably, this federal government’s conduct only reveals it has no regard for these values, it does not think in engaging with the opposition and talking about essential concerns and legislations in Parliament. Our farmers are now out on the streets agitating only due to the fact that this federal government had declined to engage and go over with the opposition and stakeholders on the farm bills,” said deputy opposition leader of the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma. “When the country is dealing with a substantial economic challenge and pandemic and when our farmers are out on the streets, why this tearing hurry to push through the extravagant main vista job and this grand ground-making event of brand-new Parliament structure when the SC itself is looking into the matter,” he asked.Trinamool Congress’ Saugata Roy said: “I am totally opposed to this extremely extravagant function held for the brand-new Parliament structure. To start with, there is no need for developing a new Parliament complex by investing more than ‘800 crore, that too when the nation is grasped by a pandemic and economic crisis. There is no requirement to eliminate our historical Parliament House and the federal government could have extremely well have actually renovated and refurbished the present Parliament complex. This is absolutely nothing but developing an erection in the name of Modi in his normal grandstanding. No one from my party was interested in attending this function.” Left members too avoided the occasion. BJD leader Mahtab stated: “It was a historical function and I feel proud to have actually attended it.”

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