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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday lashed out at the opposition parties for objecting to the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28 and described their statements and actions as extremely sad, irresponsible and one that is going to weaken democracy.

Attacking the opposition, the CM said that May 28 is going to be recorded as a glorious moment in the history of independent India. “Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the new Parliament, a symbol of India’s democracy, will be dedicated to the country. It will be a proud moment for the entire country,” he said.

He said, “On this historic occasion, the kind of comments and statements being made by all the opposition parties, including the Congress, are extremely sad, irresponsible and are going to weaken democracy.”

Yogi said that in addition to being the largest democracy of the world, India is referred to as the mother of democracy. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new identity to this image of India and the whole country is watching this heinous attempt of the opposition to denigrate his efforts and

will never accept it,” he said.

Speaking about the new Parliament building, he said that it complies with present-day demands. “It is built with a vision for the next 100 years and is a fusion of tradition and modernity. It has been built with a visionary approach, ensuring that every parliamentarian has adequate space and access to all amenities.”

The CM said, “This Parliament is giving an opportunity to set a standard for the world because it will serve as a significant forum for hearing the voice of the common man. However, this opposition rhetoric is extremely upsetting.”

He pointed out that then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had inaugurated the Parliament Annexe and former PM Rajiv Gandhi had laid the foundation of the Parliament Library.

“Apart from this, there are many other examples. The country and its citizens will never accept the opposition’s attempts to degrade the historical significance of witnessing this momentous event. We would appeal to people to witness and participate in this glorious moment with a call to strengthen India’s democracy,” he said.

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