Bhubaneswar: Governing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will attend the new Parliament building inauguration ceremony in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly constructed Parliament on May 28.
Issuing a press statement, BJD National Spokesperson Sasmit Patra said the President of India is the Head of the Indian State and the Parliament represents the 1.4 billion people of India.
Both the institutions are symbols of Indian democracy and draw their authority from the Constitution of India. Their authority and stature should always be safeguarded, he said.
“BJD believes that these constitutional institutions should be above any issue which may affect their sanctity and honour. Such issues can always be debated later in the august house. Hence, the BJD shall be a part of this momentous occasion,” Dr.Patra said.
Notably, 19 Opposition parties including the Congress and many regional parties issued a joint statement saying that they will boycott the inaugural event. They are opposing the inauguration of the building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The move of BJD seems very much significant in the wake of the party’s announcement to distance itself from the possible Third Front.