She told "It's a temple of democracy, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered the Parliament by bowing on its steps. I humbly request and appeal (to the Opposition), kindly re-think, change your stand and participate in the ceremony," the Union Finance Minister said. At least 19 political parties, including Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party and DMK have decided to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, which is scheduled to open on May 28.
New building of Parliament will be inaugurated by PM Modi on May 28. Opposition party leaders wanted new building to get inaugarated by President Draupadi Murmu. They condemned Saffron party's decision and claimed it as an insult to democracy.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "The President should inaugurate the new Parliament House, not the Prime Minister," while the Aam Aadmi Party sees this as an 'insult' of Droupadi Murmu, India's first tribal President. 'This is an insult to Dalits, tribal and all deprived sections of society,' AAP leader Sanjay Singh had tweeted.
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