Fourteen opposition parties skip Constitution Day events in Parliament

Fourteen opposition parties – including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress – have decided to skip the Constitution Day events today in the parliament’s Central Hall, and also at the Vigyan Bhawan. Attacking the centre, Congress’s Manickam Tagore said, “This government does not respect the Constitution.”

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge spoke to the opposition leaders after the strategy meeting yesterday. All 14 opposition parties are on board to stand united in the winter session of parliament, sources in the party said.

A senior Trinamool Congress leader – when asked whether his party will attend the Constitution Day events – responded, “Our party MPs will not be attending the function… The opposition is united.”

Shiv Sena, NCP, DMK, RJD, and Left are also not attending the key event today ahead of the winter session, which starts Monday.