Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, reacted angrily to the Opposition’s decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28. He stated that this action demonstrates the opposition’s irresponsibility and undermines democracy.
Yogi stated in a statement released on Thursday that May 28 will be remembered as a magnificent day in the annals of independent India.
“On this day, Prime Minister Modi will present the new Parliament to the people of India as a symbol of India’s democracy. Instead of making this historic occasion dignified and magnificent, the opposition parties, including the Congress, are making statements that are exceedingly sad, irresponsible, and detrimental to democracy, he claimed.
Yogi criticizes the Opposition for boycotting the new Parliament opening.
He stated, “I do not believe this country will tolerate such statements from the opposition, and such language from the opposition is indecent.” This is not the first time the Prime Minister has conducted an inauguration of this nature. Earlier, then-prime minister Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Annex.
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi placed the foundation stone for the Parliament Library. There are numerous such instances. We request that all stakeholders be present for this juncture.”
In the meantime, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has not yet revealed whether it will side with the opposition or not. The SP and RLD are two of the 19 political parties that have announced their intention to boycott the event.
In a tweet, SP President Akhilesh Yadav stated, “The true parliamentary tradition is to give everyone an equal opportunity to be heard and understood, not by the ostentatious inauguration of the Parliament by the BJP.”
He continued, “You should comprehend the essence of the ‘Shlokas’ inscribed in the Parliament. Where there is power conceit, but no regard for the Opposition. It cannot be a legitimate parliament, so there is no purpose in attending its inauguration.”