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Updated on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

Opposition parties likely to boycott joint sitting of Parliament on Constitution Day

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Congress and other opposition parties are likely to boycott the joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday called to commemorate the Constitution Day. Instead, they will hold a protest against the political developments in Maharashtra.

According to Hindustan Times, the Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK have planned a joint protest at the Ambedkar statue inside the Parliament complex against the political developments in Maharashtra and installing of a government led by Devendra Fadnavis with Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister. Even Shiv Sena is likely to boycott the joint sitting.

The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the members of both the Houses on the occasion. The President will also inaugurate a digital exhibition through video conferencing.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 09:05 AM IST
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