The opposition parties said issuing a joint statement, “When the soul of democracy has been sucked out from the Parliament, we find no value in a new building. We announce our collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building”.
PM Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will hold the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building on 28th May 2023.
Invitation to the inauguration ceremony has been sent to various national and international leaders including former speaker and chairman of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The 19 parties who will boycott the inauguration are — Congress, DMK, AAP, TMC, Shiv Sena (UBT), Samajwadi Party (SP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Kerala Congress (Mani), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), JD(U), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), National Conference (NC), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).