‘Self-glorifying authoritarian’ PM inaugurates new Parliament building: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he inaugurated the new Parliament building, saying that a “self-glorifying authoritarian PM with utter disdain for parliamentary procedures” has opened the new complex.

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building on Sunday morning.  Attacking the PM, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “On this day, May 28th: Nehru, the person who did the most to nurture Parliamentary democracy in India, was cremated in 1964. Savarkar, the person whose ideological ecosystem led to the killing of Mahatma Gandhi, was born in 1883.”

Ramesh also said that on this day President Droupadi Murmu — the first Adivasi to become President — is not allowed to fulfill her constitutional duties and inaugurate the new Parliament building.

“A self-glorifying authoritarian Prime Minister with utter disdain for Parliamentary procedures, who rarely attends Parliament or engages in it, inaugurates the New Parliament building in 2023,” he said.

“Fabrication of facts by Distorians and the drum-beating of the media hits new lows in 2023.”

Earlier in the day, PM Modi installed the historic ‘Sengol’ near the Lok Sabha chair and inaugurated the new Parliament House after a traditional ‘puja’ and ‘havan’.

Besides Congress, 19 other opposition parties boycotted the inauguration of the new Parliament House.