Business News/ News / India/  ‘Changing the history…’ Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams PM Modi over new Parliament building

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed PM Narendra Modi over the new Parliament Building inauguration and said that the people in power will change the history of this country, according to the news agency ANI.

“What was the need for a new Parliament? The earlier building was a historic one. I have repeatedly said that the people in power will change the history of this country. There was no sense to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building tomorrow," Bihar CM told media persons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament Building on May 28, 2023. All current members of both houses of Parliament, as well as ministers, secretaries, chief ministers, and administrators of Union territories, have been invited by the Centre.

However, as many as 20 parties including Congress, CPI, AAP and Trinamool Congress have announced that they would boycott the event.

“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," the Opposition parties said in a joint statement. 

"However, Prime Minister Modi's decision to inaugurate the new Parliament building by himself, "completely sidelining President Droupadi Murmu, is not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy which demands a commensurate response", it added.

The statement also in its statement wrote about Article 79 of the Constitution and wrote, “There shall be a Parliament for the Union which shall consist of the President and two Houses to be known respectively as the Council of States and the House of the People."

The opposition parties said the president is not only the Head of State in India, but also an integral part of Parliament as she summons, prorogues, and addresses it.

PM Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28 following an invitation by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

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Updated: 28 May 2023, 06:40 AM IST
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