Parliament is made with constitutional values, not arrogance: Rahul Gandhitext_fields
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called out the Centre for not inviting President Droupadi Murmu to the inauguration event of the new Parliament House. He said: "Parliament is not made with bricks of arrogance but with constitutional values."
"Not allowing the President to inaugurate and neither calling her in the inauguration ceremony is an insult to the top constitutional post of the country. Parliament is not built by bricks of arrogance but by Constitutional values," he tweeted in Hindi.
"The clarinet of 'democracy' should be played in the Parliament, but ever since the self-proclaimed Vishwaguru has arrived, the cannon of 'monopoly' is being fired. Change the intention, not the building!" tweeted Jairam Ramesh, the Congress general secretary.
19 opposition parties including Congress on Wednesday announced to boycott the ceremony of the new parliament building which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28. "When the soul of democracy has been sucked out from the Parliament, we find no value in a new building and announce our collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building," said a joint statement.