New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the new building of Parliament on May 28, but Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticized the Central Government for not inviting President Draupadi Murmu to the event.
Kharge tweeted: President of India Draupadi Murmu has not been invited to the inauguration of the new building of Parliament. Parliament is the supreme authority of making law in the Indian democracy and the President is the highest authority of the Constitution.
The Congress president also complained that former president Ramnath Kovind was also not invited to the event to be held on May 28.
According to some experts of the Constitution, the president is the guardian of Parliament, since Article 79 of the Constitution says that Parliament consists of the President, the Lok Sabha, and the Rajya Sabha.
Therefore, it is the President who should inaugurate the new building of Parliament.
According to Kharge, instead of letting the President inaugurate the new building Modi is doing that to take credit before the Lok Sabha elections.
Since the Prime Minister wants to steal the limelight, the first tribal President of the country has been ignored, Kharge said.
In another tweet Kharge wrote: The incidents indicate that the President has been chosen from tribal communities only for taking votes.
Kharge also reminded the Prime Minister that when the foundation stone for the building was laid, the then President Kovind was not invited.
He also alleged that the RSS and the BJP have turned the President’s office into a formality.
The day, when the parliament building is being inaugurated, is the 140th birth anniversary of VD Savarkar, the opposition parties said.
They further said the Prime Minister had ignored the birthdays of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru and chose Savarkar’s birthday to inaugurate the building.
The purpose is to raise Hindutva and to give a message to Maharashtra, they said.