‘In The Last 9 Years…’: Himanta Sarma’s Swipe At Oppn Amid New Parliament Inauguration Row

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday countered the argument given by the Opposition events over not inviting the President for the inauguration programme of the brand new parliament constructing on Might 28. Taking to Twitter, Sarma shared a listing of occasions within the final 9 years in BJP and Opposition-ruled states the place the Governor or President was not invited. 

“Within the final 9 years – 5 non-BJP / Opposition state governments both laid basis stones or inaugurated a brand new Legislative Meeting constructing. All had been accomplished by both the Chief Minister or the Celebration President. In not a single occasion was the Governor or President invited,” stated the BJP chief in his tweet. 

The listing of cases he shared included laying the muse stone of Meeting buildings in Jharkhand and Assam in 2014 and new Meeting constructing in Andhra Pradesh in 2018 the place the Governor was not invited. 

He additionally included laying of the muse stone of Chhattisgarh Meeting by Sonia Gandhi in 2020 and inauguration of Telangana Meeting in 2023 the place the Governor was not invited. 

As 19 opposition events determined to boycott the inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sarma stated it was mere ‘drama’ as that they had by no means supported the mission.

He additionally maintained that one more reason for the boycott is perhaps that the inauguration can be held on a day “related to Veer Savarkar”.

Modi will inaugurate the brand new constructing on Might 28, the delivery anniversary of BD Savarkar, following an invite by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

“The boycott is apparent. That they had opposed the development of the Parliament constructing within the first place,” Sarma instructed reporters in Guwahati. 

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