New Delhi: Referring to the inauguration of the new Parliament House, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that it is not “constitutionally correct” to exclude the President who is the ‘Head of the Parliament’ from the key events.
Congress party has been accusing the GoI saying that the President has “not even been invited” to the inauguration event of the new Parliament House.
“It is not constitutionally correct to take a major decision about the Parliament excluding the head of the Parliament, the President of India from the decision-making from the foundation stone laying, now for the inauguration,” Anand Sharma said while addressing a press conference on Monday.
He further stated that Article 79 makes it “crystal clear” that the Parliament comprises the President of India, the head of the Parliament, and the two houses.
Earlier on Sunday, former MP Rahul Gandhi had said that the President should inaugurate the newly-constructed Parliament building and not the Prime Minister.