New Delhi: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday slammed the BJP-led government of India over the inauguration of the new Parliament House by Narendra Modi scheduled on May 28.
He said the government had ensured the election of President of India from the Dalit and the Tribal communities only for electoral reasons and the Office of the President was reduced to tokenism under it.
In a series of tweets, Kharge said, “It looks like the Modi Govt has ensured the election of President of India from the Dalit and the Tribal communities only for electoral reasons. While Former President, (Ram Nath) Kovind was not invited for the New Parliament foundation laying ceremony… The President of India Droupadi Murmu is not being invited for the inauguration of the new Parliament Building.”
His remarks came a day after former party chief Rahul Gandhi also echoed similar views and said President Murmu should inaugurate the new Parliament House instead of Modi.
The New Parliament House inauguration event is scheduled on May 28. Modi will be inaugurating the new Parliament building.
The Congress has called the new Parliament building Modi’s vanity project.