The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 24
Slamming the Union government for demeaning the position of President of the country by not inviting her to inaugural ceremony of new Parliament, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said that he will not attend the function slated to be held in May 28.
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said that whenever the new session of Parliament is called every MP is invited by the President of India to attend the session. However he said that it is ironical that the constitutional head of the government has not even been invited in the function to mark inauguration of the new Parliament. Bhagwant Mann said that this is ‘mockery of constitution’ which is totally unwarranted and undesirable.
The Chief Minister said that the constitution of India has been framed by a visionary leader like Baba Sahib Dr BR Ambedkar who had enshrined basic values to ensure that democracy works successfully. However, he said that as a part of deep-rooted conspiracy, the NDA government led by BJP is showing grave disrespect to the founding fathers of the constitution by indulging in such tantrums. Bhagwant Mann said that the countrymen will never accept it and will teach a befitting lesson to the BJP in the coming days.
The Chief Minister said that his conscience doesn’t allow him to attend any such event where the power mad government has not even bothered to invite the constitutional head of the country. Therefore, he said that they will boycott this event and will not attend it as a mark of protest against the High handedness of the BJP and its allies. Bhagwant Mann unequivocally said that they would have loved to attend this event had the President of India dedicated this new Parliament to the people of country.