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Why The Opposition Wants To Boycott The Inauguration of The New Parliament Building?

  • While everyone is looking forward to one of the biggest ceremonies in the recent past, the Opposition would like to differ.
  • As many as 19 Opposition parties plan to boycott the event as the inauguration will be done by PM Modi and not President Draupadi Murmu.
  • Trinamool Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien took to Twitter and expressed displeasure over the inauguration by PM Modi and not the President.
  • Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor as well admonished the inauguration by the Prime Minister and not the President.
  • The contestation which they raise is somehow related to the Role of the President as given in the Constitution.
  • According to Article 79 : “There shall be a Parliament for the Union which shall consist of the President and the two Houses – Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the House of People (Lok Sabha).”
  • Article 85 mentions about the power the President has with respect to prorogation and dissolution the Sessions of the Parliament.
  • Similarly, Article 87 also states that the President must address both the Houses before every Parliament session.
  • Therefore, the main contention was that BJP is trying to usurp the power dynamics and eroding the Democracy.
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