New Parliament Building: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, the party's Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay announced on Tuesday.
The new Parliament building will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Speaking in the matter, TMC leader Saugata Roy said, "We are opposed to the PM inaugurating the new Parliament building. The President should inaugurate it. We are thinking of boycotting the function, the party has to take a final decision on the matter."
"Parliament is not just a new building, it's an establishment with old traditions, values, precedents and rules - it is the foundation of Indian democracy. PM Modi doesn’t get that. For him, Sunday’s inauguration of the new building is all about I, ME, MYSELF. So count us out," said TMC leader Derek O'Brien.