Boycotting 'Constitution Day' celebrations an insult to Dr Ambedkar: BJP

26-11-2021 Fri 11:30 IST | IANS | National
Boycotting 'Constitution Day' celebrations an insult to Dr Ambedkar: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 26: The BJP on Friday hit out at the Opposition for boycotting the 'Constitution Day' celebrations in the Central Hall of Parliament and termed it as an "insult" to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution.

It also used the opportunity to criticise the Congress which had denounced the BJP leaders for skipping the function held at Parliament to celebrate the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14.

About 14 Opposition parties, including Congress, have announced to boycott the 'Constitution Day' programme. The function at the Central Hall of Parliament will be addressed by the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker.

In-charge of BJP's national information and technology department, Amit Malviya tweeted, "14 parties including Congress, Left, TMC, RJD, SS, NCP, SP, IUML and the DMK to boycott 'Constitution Day' celebrations in Central Hall.
Congress, which created a big hue and cry during Nehru's birth anniversary program, is leading the boycott. This is an insult to Dr Ambedkar."

At the function, after the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind, the nation will join him live, in reading the Preamble of the Constitution. The President will also release the digital version of Constituent Assembly Debates, digital version of calligraphed copy of Constitution of India and its updated version that will include all amendments till date.

Kovind will also inaugurate an online quiz on 'Constitutional Democracy'.

On November 14, Congress Chief whip in the Rajya Sabha Jairam Ramesh alleged that during the traditional function in Parliament to mark the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Nehru, the Lok Sabha Speaker, Chairman RS and the central ministers were absent.

Taking to twitter, Jairam had said: "Extraordinary scene today in Parliament at the traditional function to mark the birth anniversary of those whose portraits adorn the Central Hall. Speaker Lok Sabha absent. Chairman Rajya Sabha absent. Not a single Minister present."

A day later, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat issued a rejoinder and said that the Vice President never attends such events.

"It is hereby stated that the Vice President of India never attends such ceremonies organised in the central hall of Parliament, as a matter of convention. It was misleading to suggest that Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu skipped the ceremony on November 14. The misleading reports have caused deep distress to the Vice President," the RS Secretariat had said.


More News
France announces new travel restrictions
1 hour ago
Row as AIMIM member abstains from 'Vande Mataram' in Bihar Assembly
9 hours ago
KTR urges PM to declare Kaleshwaram or Palamuru national project
10 hours ago
Get rid of 'why should I care' attitude: Shah to IPS probationers
10 hours ago
Andhra CM Jagan assures all help to flood victims
10 hours ago
12 more fliers from 'at risk' countries test Covid positive in Hyd
10 hours ago
India's foreign exchange reserves down $2.71 bn
10 hours ago
Don't let off workplace sexual harassment accused on technical grounds: SC
10 hours ago
Vicky-Katrina wedding: Event-related stickers must on vehicles
10 hours ago
Mary Kom supports Special Olympics Bharat
11 hours ago
No curbs are planned on cinema theatres, says Telangana
11 hours ago
World Tour Finals: Already qualified for semis, Sindhu loses her final group match to Chochuwong
12 hours ago
Decisions on booster dose, jabs for kids on scientific advice: Mandaviya
13 hours ago
Windows 11 to make it easier to change default browsers
13 hours ago
IND vs NZ, 2nd Test: Agarwal's ton takes India to 221/4 at stumps on Day 1
13 hours ago
Andhra CM assures pay revision for employees in 10 days
14 hours ago
Omicron: NCBS monitoring situation in four top cities
14 hours ago
Global action needed to regulate technology like cryptocurrency: Sitharaman
14 hours ago
How strong is Cyclone Jawad? 'Gulaab se jyada, Titli se kam'
14 hours ago
Lockdown should be 'last resort' to curb Omicron: WHO
14 hours ago
Deep depression intensifies into cyclonic storm and heading for north Andhra Pradesh in Bay of Bengal
14 hours ago
Clashes with China: Indian warships were deployed at forward positions, says Navy Chief
15 hours ago
India can lead the digital society: Mukesh Ambani
15 hours ago
Google Search adds new tools to help find doctors
15 hours ago
Actor Siddharth: Stop persecuting the film industry
15 hours ago
Anti-Imran song shared from Pak embassy in Serbia's official account
16 hours ago
Contestants undergo tough tasks in 'Bigg Boss Telugu 5' to win 'Ticket To Finale'
16 hours ago
Centre clarifies on 3rd wave possibility after Omicron detection
16 hours ago
Prepare for Omicron surge, WHO warns Asia-Pacific nations
16 hours ago
Lookinh beyond 'Major', Telugu actor Adivi Sesh eyes Bollywood projects
16 hours ago