Chennai, May 24 (BPNS)
The DMK which is in power in Tamil Nadu has decided to boycott the inauguration of the new parliament building.
The event scheduled for May 28 has been condemned by the opposition political parties which say that the President of India was ignored and instead, the Prime Minister was inaugurating the new parliament building.
Speaking to media persons, DMK Parliamentary party leader T.R. Baalu, a former Union Minister, said that the party has decided to boycott the inaugural function of the new parliament building to demonstrate the protest of the party against the anti- democratic activities of the Union government.
Baalu said that the inauguration of the new parliament building should have been done by the President of the Country, Draupadi Murmu instead of the Prime Minister.
The Dalit Political party, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), president and founder leader of the party, Thol Thirumavalavan in a statement said, “ The party has decided to boycott the inauguration of the new parliament building without inviting the President, who is the chairperson of both the houses of the parliament.”
CPI leader and party’s parliamentary party leader, Benoy Viswam who is a former Kerala minister while speaking to BPNS said, “How can we associate with a programme that sideline Rashtrapthi Bhavan and link with the memory of Savarkar? Those who cherish the value of democracy can keep away from majoritarian adventurism.”
The boycott of the new parliament building is another milestone in opposition unity with almost all political parties joining together in the boycott.