Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam took a dig at Opposition parties on their decision of boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building, saying they never invited Governors when they inaugurated Assembly buildings in various states.
Today, 19 Opposition parties announced their decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28. The government is insulting President Murmu Draupadi by not inviting her to this historic event in the country. Several BJP leaders slammed these parties for their decision and Assam CM Himant Biswa Sarma is one among them.
Talking to the media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “The boycott is obvious. They opposed the construction of Parliament House. They never thought that the construction will be completed so soon. So, everything has happened like a bouncer for the Opposition. Just to save their face, they are enacting the drama of boycott…Parliament House will open on the day associated with Veer Savarkar. That might be another reason for them to oppose or boycott the function.”
Later, Himanta Biswa Sarma took to his Twitter account and recalled how Congress and other parties had inaugurated or laid foundation stones for a new Legislative Assembly building in different states without inviting the Governors. The Assam Chief Minister also released the list of such events.
Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted the list of the events and captioned it with, “In the last 9 years – 5 non-BJP / Opposition state governments either laid foundation stones or inaugurated a new Legislative Assembly building. All were done by either the Chief Minister or the Party President. In not a single instance was the Governor or President invited.”