The controversy over the inauguration of the new Parliament by PM Modi continues as Bodoland Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro slammed the opposition parties for boycotting the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building.
Speaking to IndiaTodayNE, CEM Boro said, "I do not understand the intension behind such a boycott as the same is a historic day for the people of India."
"If the present leadership is doing something good for the people of India why it is not tolerated by the opposition I don't understand...They (the opposition) can do loads of issues for their own politics but this is not an issue it is an achievement of the country that after 75 years of independence, we are going to have a good facility for the countrymen wherein all leaders will sit and decide the future of the country," Bodo added.
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Without pointing or naming any political parties, the Bodoland CEM said that, if one looks back loads of mistakes have been done in their time and things have been done against the countrymen.
"It is not a parliamentary business but it is the inauguration of the Parliament House and PM Modi is also the leader of the country...so if you do not know how to respect the leader of the country then what politics are you doing," Boro further added.
The opposition parties have reportedly agreed to skip the ceremony to inaugurate the nation's capital's newly constructed Parliament building, according to reports on Wednesday (May 24).
“The inauguration of a new Parliament building is a momentous occasion. Despite our belief that the government is threatening democracy, and our disapproval of the autocratic manner in which the new Parliament was built, we were open to sinking our differences and marking this occasion. However, Prime Minister Modi's decision to inaugurate the new Parliament building by himself, completely sidelining President Murmu, is not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy which demands a commensurate response”, a joint letter by the opposition read.
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