Opposition boycotts Parliament building inauguration Jaishankar says politics should be limited 2023

On May 26, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar referred to the decision by 20 Opposition parties to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building as “unfortunate” and stated that there should be a limit to political activity.

Jaishankar, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, spoke to reporters in the Narmada district town of Rajpipla. He stated that the opening of the new Parliament building should be celebrated as a national festival. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new structure.

The Supreme Court denies President Murmu’s request to inaugurate a new Parliament building.

The Opposition parties argue that President Droupadi Murmu should do the honors because she is not only the Head of State but also an integral part of Parliament because she convenes, prorogues, and addresses it.

“I believe that the inauguration of the new Parliament building should be celebrated as a festival of democracy. It should not be a source of contention. It would be regrettable if it became controversial, said Jaishankar, the Rajya Sabha representative for Gujarat.

“Some individuals are attempting to stir up controversy. But I believe that political participation should be limited. At least on these occasions, the entire nation should gather together to celebrate this holiday, said the minister of the union.

During his trip to Gujarat, Jaishankar is scheduled to visit four Narmada district villages that he has adopted through the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

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