New Parliament Row: 2 Parties Accept Invite to Attend Inauguration Amid Mass Boycott by Opposition

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 the row over the inauguration of the new parliament building, two parties, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSRCP on Wednesday announced their decision to attend the inaugural ceremony. This comes after 19 Opposition parties decided to boycott the opening of new the Parliament.

BJD spokesperson Lenin Mohanty released a letter announcing the participation of the party MPs in the inaugural function of the new parliament. In the letter, the party said it believes that the parliament as a symbol of democracy was above politics, and its stature should be safeguarded.

“BJD believes that these constitutional institutions should be above any issue that may affect their sanctity and honour. Such issues can always be discussed in the August house,” the party stated in the letter. Currently, BJD has 12 MPs in the Lok Sabha and eight in the Rajya Sabha.

“The president of India is the head of the Indian State. The parliament represents 1.4 billion people in India. Both the institutions are symbols of Indian democracy and draw their authority from the constitution of India,” the letter by the BJD spokesperson added.

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