Actor-politician Kamal Haasan appealed to political parties to set aside their differences and participate in the inauguration of the new Parliament as a symbol of national unity.
Haasan emphasized the importance of all family members residing in India's new home and suggested that disagreements could be addressed in public forums or on the Parliament floor.
He expressed his pride in the historic event while maintaining his dissent over the exclusion of President Droupadi Murmu and opposition parties from the planning process.
Haasan questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision and called for the President's inclusion, highlighting the President's significant role in the functioning of Parliament.
The controversy surrounding the inauguration continues as 20 opposition parties, including Congress, AAP, and Trinamool Congress, have announced a boycott, denouncing the event as an insult to democracy.
The ruling NDA criticized the opposition's decision, accusing them of disrespecting democracy and the elected representatives. The Supreme Court declined to entertain a petition seeking President Murmu's unveiling of the new parliament building, stating that it could not be entertained under Article 32 of the Constitution.
(With PTI Inputs)