The fight for the inauguration of the new Parliament building – came down to the NDA vs UPA alliance
It is believed that the BJP has played the NDA bet only to counter this UPA politics of the Congress. On Wednesday, 14 parties, including the BJP, in the BJP-led NDA alliance strongly condemned the decision to boycott the 19 opposition parties.
The battle for the inauguration of the new Parliament building has finally reached the NDA vs UPA alliance. Along with this, it has also become clear that the opposition parties have decided to boycott the new Parliament building by raising the issue of the President not inaugurating the new building as part of a well-thought-out strategy. In fact, in view of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024, the political leaders and the political minds behind these tours realized that with the help of this issue, the leaders of all the opposition parties would make a common front against Modi. Parties can be brought on a single platform.
At present, there is a BJP-led NDA coalition government at the center with an absolute and resounding majority. On the other hand, after winning Karnataka, the UPA alliance is going on under the leadership of Congress full of enthusiasm and enthusiasm. But the reality is that not only UPA but also NDA is looking weak in today’s era. After the separation of the Akali Dal and Uddhav Thackeray, now the NDA is dependent only on the strength of the BJP, while the Iqbal of the Congress has also decreased due to being out of power.
But on the pretext of boycotting the inauguration program of the new building of the Parliament, the Congress is not only succeeding in strengthening the UPA alliance, but also seems to be joining some such parties which have been continuously supporting the Congress for the last few years. They seem to be protesting. DMK, JMM, NCP and RJD are already included in the UPA alliance, in which 19 opposition political parties of the country have issued a joint statement announcing boycott of the inauguration program of the Parliament House. Apart from this, the Left Front, which has withdrawn support from the Manmohan Singh government, as well as parties like AAP and TMC, which are staunch opponents of the Congress, are also involved. This also includes political parties like SP who are not ready to leave any space for Congress in their strongest bastion UP. The most important thing for the Congress is that in the joint statement of these 19 political parties, the name of the Congress party is at the top. Congress is now beginning to feel that all the anti-Modi parties can come with it under its flag and if this happens, whatever may be the name of the new front to be formed, but the Congress-led UPA alliance will be strong.
It is believed that the BJP has played the NDA bet only to counter this UPA politics of the Congress. On Wednesday, 14 parties, including the BJP, included in the BJP-led NDA alliance, strongly condemned the decision to boycott 19 parties of the opposition and said that this is not just a humiliating decision but an attack on the democratic values and constitutional beliefs of this great country. BJP, Shinde Wali Shiv Sena, NPP, NDPP, SKM, MNF, JJP, RLJP, Apna Dal (Sonelal), RPI(A), Tamil Maanila Congress, AIADMK, IMKMK and AJSU issued joint statement on opposition unity on behalf of NDA Tauntingly said that their unity is not a common vision for national development, but a common practice for vote bank politics and there is a clear trend and inclination towards corruption. Such parties can never fulfill the aspirations of the Indian people. What these opposition parties are doing is an insult to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Sardar Patel and countless other people who served the country with dedication and commitment and devoted their lives for nation building. These works of opposition parties tarnish the values and contribution of those great leaders who worked tirelessly to establish our democracy. The 140 crore people of India will not forget this blatant disrespect of the opposition to Indian democracy and their elected representatives.
Even though it is declared that the NDA alliance does not seem to be expanding with the help of this issue, but it is also a fact that on this issue, apart from the 14 political parties involved in the NDA, many other political parties are talking about participating in the inauguration program. Kar is also showing his soft stance towards BJP. Several other political parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal, Biju Janata Dal, YSRC and TDP, have expressed their participation in the inauguration program to be held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.
It is clearly visible that both the BJP and the Congress are engaged in the mission of strengthening their clans in view of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024, although whose clan will be stronger, it will be decided by the public, but this It will also be a matter to be seen that in whose camp how many generals (political parties) are seen standing in the end.
(The author is a senior journalist and columnist.)