A total of 14 opposition parties, including the Congress, the Left and the Trinamool Congress, boycotted Constitution Day in India. Opposition groups called for a boycott of the by-elections on Friday, saying that it was pointless for them to observe the Constitution Day. This is the Prime Minister’s Public Relations (PR) program.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started celebrating Constitution Day in 2015. On this day, tributes were paid to BR Ambedkar, the framer of the Indian Constitution.
Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. Is degrading the constitutional position. But they are celebrating Constitution Day. Last Thursday, various political parties met and decided to boycott the event. 14 opposition parties agreed with that decision.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked them without naming the Congress. He said India was going through a crisis which was a matter of deep concern. He said the family-centric party, which thinks only of the family, is not good for democracy. See Kanyakumari from Kashmir, family-oriented parties are inauspicious for democracy. Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya. India is going through this deep crisis.
The Prime Minister also explained the family system. This, he said, does not mean that no one in a politician’s family can be a politician. No more than one member of the family can be in politics. If there is merit, if there is blessing of people, then surely you can. But if a party is ruled and run by the same family for generations, it becomes dangerous for democracy.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Khagra said there was no reason to attend the function. There is no formal invitation. Opponents have no role. No one has the freedom to say anything.
The bitterness of the opposition with the government is increasing for various reasons. As per custom, the Prime Minister did not attend the ceremony at the Parliament House on November 14, the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Even the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha did not attend the function.