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Amid boycott calls by Opposition, Mayawati welcomes inaugural event of new Parliament

Mayawati said that events of national importance must remain free of politicking and thus calls for participation of one & all.

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New Delhi: Battle lines are drawn over the inaugural event of new Parliament complex slated for May 28, which otherwise should have been an occasion to celebrate the rising strength of Indian democracy.

At least 19 political parties have joined hands to corner Modi government over the inauguration of new Parliament and ‘taking credit’ for it. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was also filed in the Supreme Court today to seek directions from the court that the new building is inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu.

Amidst all the clamour & resistance by Opposition parties, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati came out in support of government and also had an advice for the rivals.

Mayawati welcomed the new Parliament building inauguration & also tore into Opposition parties for boycotting the launch event, terming it ‘unfair’.

Maywati said that if this government has got the new Parliament built, it must also ‘have the right to inaugurate it.’

In a series of tweets, the BSP supremo said that it was ‘unfair to link this event’ with the respect of a tribal
woman.

Mayawati said that events of national importance must remain free of politicking and thus calls for participation of one & all.

“Be it BJP or Congress, BSP has supported the ruling party in matters of national & public interest. This time also, we will prioritize national interest over political posturing and support the inauguration of new Parliament,” wrote Mayawati on Twitter.

As many as 19 opposition parties have announced boycott of the new Parliament building launch on May 28. They claim that the government is ‘insulting’ President Droupadi Murmu by ‘sidelining’ her and not inviting for the event.

Countering the opposition, the BJP-led NDA has asked all to rethink their decision to boycott the event.

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