Parliament built through constitutional values not by ‘bricks of ego’: Rahul

New Delhi:¬†Asserting that Parliament is not built by “bricks of ego” but through constitutional values, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said not letting President Droupadi Murmu inaugurate the new Parliament building as well as not inviting her to the ceremony is an “insult” to the country’s highest constitutional post.

Besides Gandhi, several Congress leaders also slammed the government over the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.

In a tweet in Hindi, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said,”The ‘shehnai’ of ‘democracy’ should be played in Parliament, but ever since the self-proclaimed ‘Vishwaguru’ has arrived, the cannon of ‘autocracy’ is being fired.” “Not the building, change the intentions,” he added.

In a tweet in Hindi, Mr. Gandhi said, “Neither getting the President to inaugurate the Parliament nor inviting her to the ceremony is an insult to the country’s highest constitutional post.”

“Parliament is not constructed by bricks of ego, but through constitutional values,” Mr. Gandhi said.

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

The Opposition parties have 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. Therefore, they have argued that the President should inaugurate the building and not the PM.