On Monday, opposition leaders argued that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had violated the principle of the separation of powers between the legislature and the executive branch by displaying the national anthem on the new Parliament building.
The bronze symbol was unveiled by Modi earlier in the day. It is made on the roof of the Central Vista project’s Parliament building, which is still under construction in New Delhi. The Central Vista project, which is expected to cost around Rs 20,000 crore, calls for the redevelopment of a section in the center of Lutyens Delhi.
Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, charged that by launching the national anthem, Modi had “violated all constitutional norms.”
He said that the constitution “separates powers of parliament, government, and judiciary.” “[Modi] shouldn’t have unveiled the national anthem atop the new parliament building in his capacity as head of state. Speaker of Lok Sabha speaks for LS, which is independent of the government.
According to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the prime minister, who represents the highest level of management, undermines the constitutional division of powers between the three branches of democracy. The group also criticized Modi for holding a puja during the celebration.
It stated, “The Indian Constitution guarantees all Indians the freedom to practice and profess their religion.” This right is unalienable. The State does not profess or practice any faith or religion, as is also stated in the Indian Constitution.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, reportedly said that it was a complete mistake to exclude the Opposition from the event.
He said, “Modi is trying to establish a Hindu Rashtra, a Second Republic. “The deliberate decision to not invite Opposition parties to the unveiling was against India’s democratic ethos and unlucky for the nation… Formerly speaking of a Congress-mukt Bharat, the BJP now wants to establish a democracy-mukt Bharat.
Anil Baluni, a spokesman for the Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed that the accusations made by the opposition were unfounded and politically motivated, according to PTI.
Opposition parties who are questioning the unveiling ceremony ought to be aware of the administrative procedure, he said. The urban development ministry is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project, including funding and construction.
Baluni claimed that Modi had also laid the cornerstone for the new Parliament building.