Opposition criticises PM Modi’s unveiling of national emblem cast on new Parliament; BJP hits back | India News
The national emblem is cast in bronze with a total weight of 9500 kg, 6.5 meters high. It was cast at the top of the central foyer of the new Parliament building.
PM @narendramodi today announced the National Emblem cast on the roof of the new #Par Parliament. It is made of copper w… https://t.co/tdRaqVj4ad
– PIB India (@PIB_India) 1657537911000
Modi powered by Lok Sabha Loudspeaker Om Birlavice president of Rajya Sabha Harivansh, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi and Union housing and urban development minister Hardeep Singh Puri. He offered prayers believed to be Hindu rituals.
The Prime Minister also interacted with workers who are participating in the construction of the National Assembly building.
I had a great interaction with Shramjeevis who were involved in the building of Parliament. We are p… https://t.co/Ea36pdMtGL
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1657527921000
A large number of BJP leaders and ministers in the Modi cabinet welcomed the move.
! PM @narendramodi Ji has announced the National Emblem cast on the roof of the New Parliament Building. https://t.co/w5ghEgofm8
– Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) 1657524319000
However, some opposition leaders have criticized the publication of the coat of arms, mainly on the basis of three counts.
Unconstitutional, CPM says
The opposition protested the prime minister’s reveal of the cast. CPM Leader Sitaram Yechury The Prime Minister said that revealing the national emblem on top of the new National Assembly building is a clear violation of the Constitution.
In a series of tweets, Yechury said, “The Constitution clearly separates the 3 wings of our democracy – the Executive (government), the Legislature (Parliament and council of state) and the Judiciary. ”
He said the President convened Congress. The Prime Minister is at the helm. The legislature has an independent role to make, legislate, and hold the executive branch accountable and accountable. “This constitutional division of power between the three wings is being overturned by the head of the executive branch,” he said.
It is a clear violation of our Constitution for the Prime Minister to publish the national emblem on top of the new National Assembly building. Th… https://t.co/xSvm04GHQT
– Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) 1657540911000
The head of AIMIM and MP Lok Sabha from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi also objected to Prime Minister Modi announcing the national emblem.
In a tweet, Owaisi said, “The Constitution separates the powers of Parliament, government and judiciary. As the head of the Government, the Prime Minister should not have publicly displayed the national emblem on top of the new Parliament building. Lok Sabha (LS) spokesperson represents LS which is not affiliated with the government. The prime minister has violated all constitutional rules”.
The constitution separates the powers of parliament, government, and the judiciary. As head of government, @PMOIndia should not have revealed… https://t.co/L4hj4UGlMR
– Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) 1657528087000
On the day Prime Minister Modi prays according to Hindu rituals
CPM said the installation of the national emblem should not involve religious ceremonies. It is a symbol of all people, not of those with certain religious beliefs. The Left Party said: “Keep religion separate from national functions.
The installation of the National Emblem is not associated with religious ceremonies. It’s a symbol of people, not people… https://t.co/oMgixUL36z
– CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) 1657533425000
Yechury said, “The prime minister performed a puja on this occasion. Our Constitution grants rights and protections to all Indians to practice and profess their faith. This is an inalienable right. At the same time, the Constitution clearly stipulates that the State does not profess, follow no belief or religion.
PM performed a puja on this occasion. Our Constitution gives rights and protections to all practicing Indians and… https://t.co/n0VgGjBMTL
– Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) 1657541063000
The CPM Politburo called on the Prime Minister and the Union government “to take seriously the solemn oath they took upon taking office to defend and uphold the Constitution of India”.
No opposition parties were invited
Some leaders objected that the opposition was not invited to the event.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Santanu Sen said, “How many opposition leaders were found when @narendramodi unveiled the coat of arms today? The weight of the logo is 9500 kg, which is even less than the weight of government arrogance @ BJP4India. Isn’t this new Congress also for the opposition? Absolutely kill federalism.”
How many opposition leaders were found when @narendramodi announced #NationalEmblem today? My weight… https://t.co/OkQtEnkJ3d
– DR SANTANU SEN (@SantanuSenMP) 1657536657000
Another TMC MP Rajya Sabha and former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar said, “The four lions of the regime watched as the Prime Minister lifted the four lions of the national coat of arms to the top of the parliament building. new. But the MPs, who would occupy the building, were never consulted. Modi will now beat us to a mediocre architecture designed by his successor architect – at exorbitant costs. ”
The 4 lions of this regime watch as the Prime Minister lifts the 4 lions of the national emblem to the top of the new parliament building.… Https://t.co/ToRviNQF3s
– Jawhar Sircar (@jawharsircar) 1657542218000
Former MP Sandeep Dikshit said he had hoped that whenever the Prime Minister did any Parliament related work, he would invite them all because Parliament does not belong to one party, one government or a Prime Minister. “The Houses of Parliament belong to the whole nation. It would be nice if all political parties participated in a ceremony involving Parliament,” he said.
The BJP, however, countered the absence of opposition leaders.
MP Rajya Sabha and spokesman for the Sudhanshu Trivedi party said only those holding statutory posts would be invited to the event. There are some people who don’t feel satisfied until they have a chance to mess with any work, he added.
While speaking to media people, Trivedi said, “The BJP government under Prime Minister Modi is paving the way for growth. But there are some people in this country who feel inconvenienced until they have a chance to disturb their work. Congress is a party of the same worrisome attitude.”
The Congress Party, which is the leader for “corruption, dynastic politics and appeasement” and also the leader of the “so-called secular party”, tries to make baseless accusations in this way or otherwise, he added.
Another BJP spokesman, Nalin Kohli said India is very proud that all this happened in the 75th year of India’s independence. “The opposition party has been constantly criticizing or trying to find fault with a project like Central Vista and the new Parliament building. They even criticized the museum that Prime Minister Modi dedicated to all prime ministers from Pt Jawaharlal Nehru till now but it is completely bipartisan. So at the end of the day if today they say why they weren’t invited, can they officially say that they support the project and want to see India on the right track? ” he say.