Congress boycott of Constitution Day celebrations insult to Ambedkar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Shiv Sena, skipped a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on Constitution Day to mark their protest against the BJP.

Published: 26th November 2019 03:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2019 03:17 PM   |  A+A-

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad criticised the Congress on Tuesday for boycotting the Constitution Day celebrations in Parliament and said it was an "insult" to Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Shiv Sena, skipped a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on Constitution Day to mark their protest against the BJP's alleged high-handedness in Maharashtra.

"November 26 is Constitution Day and this day is above political differences. Congress' absence from Central Hall is an insult to Dr Ambedkar, the father of constitution, and this is nothing new.

Earlier also the party did the same thing by not giving him Bharat Ratna," Prasad said.

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