Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday slammed the BJP-led Central government after watching the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the state-of-the-art structure after performing a havan and multi-faith prayers at the ceremony. The Sengol was also installed in the new Parliament as part of the event.
The NCP was among 20 opposition parties that boycotted the inauguration ceremony and Pawar said he was happy not to have attended it in the national capital.
“I saw the event in the morning. I am happy I didn’t go there. I am worried after seeing whatever happened there.
“Are we taking the country backwards? Was this event for limited people only?” Pawar said.