New Parliament Building: India Opposition Boycott Casts Shadow On Inauguration

India's new Parliament is set to be inaugurated this weekend amid a political row as 19 opposition parties say they will boycott the ceremony.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the building on Sunday. But opposition leaders say India's President, the highest Constitutional Authority, should open the building.

On Wednesday, 19 parties - including the main opposition congress - issued a statement announcing their "collective decision" to boycott the inauguration ceremony.