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Political spin to Parliament building inauguration as Oppn plans boycott

Nineteen parties, including Congress, Left and TMC say inauguration "undignified", insults the high office of the President; BJD, TDP, YSR Congress, and Bahujan Samaj party to attend

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Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday, but the most of the Opposition will be absent, giving the event a political twist, with the Opposition charging the government with violating propriety.

Nineteen Opposition parties, including the Congress, Left and TMC, on Wednesday collectively announced their decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming it as an "undignified act" that insults the high office of the president. However, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress (YSRCP), and Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) will attend the

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First Published: May 24 2023 | 1:54 PM IST

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