25 May 2023

New Parliament House Inauguration Boycott Controversy Can Backfire On Opposition

New Delhi: The inauguration of the new Parliament House should not be done by the Prime Minister but by the President. The opposition is adamant on this demand. All the anti-BJP parties are also supporting this demand raised by the Congress. 

Till now about two dozen parties have announced the boycott of the inauguration ceremony. Even though the opposition may think that it will get some political benefit from this issue, but looking at the kind of circumstances being created, experts believe that it couldbackfire.

Strategy made to surround the government

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new parliamentary complex on Sunday. On the one hand, where about two dozen opposition parties, including the Congress party, have rejected the invitation, on the other hand, the BJP and its allies are busy organizing the event with much fanfare. 

President Droupadi Murmu's entry happened when the Congress party realized that opposition to the inauguration of the new Parliament building on Veer Savarkar's birthday would outrage Shiv Sena and NCP allies in Maharashtra. So, the controversy was started on the issue of the inauguration of the Parliament House by the President and not by the Prime Minister.

Eye on tribal vote

The card of Droupadi Murmu being a tribal is being played by the opposition parties. This issue suited other opposition parties as well. Therefore, instead of directly opposing the inauguration on the birthday of Veer Savarkar, the issue of inauguration of the Parliament House by a woman tribal President, not the Prime Minister, was given prominence. 

Hardeep Puri rubbishes Opposition's allegations

Meanwhile, Union Minister Hardeep Puri rubbished the allegations of the opposition as to why the Prime Minister was inaugurating the Parliament House. Giving an example, the Union Minister told that in the past, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi used to inaugurate different buildings of the parliamentary complex as Prime Ministers. It was also told that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Parliament House.

That's why the problem of opposition can increase

Problems may increase in the times to come for the opposition which is adamant on demanding that the new Parliament building be inaugurated by President. The reason is that if the message goes to the people that the Opposition is actually opposing opening of the House on Veer Savarkar birthday, then its difficulties are sure to increase. 

Experts believe that if the BJP succeeds in taking this message to the masses, then it can be assumed that the difficulties of parties like NCP and Shiv Sena will increase in Maharashtra. There are a large number of people who believe in Veer Savarkar in Maharashtra. That's why the Opposition's boycott call could backfire.

3 parties to attend opening

Andhra Pradesh's ruling party, YSR Congress and opposition the Telugu Desam Party and Odisha's the Biju Janata Dal will take part in the inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled on May 28 in New Delhi amid a boycott call from opposition parties.

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