The petition by an apex court lawyer was filed amid controversy over the scheduled inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.
Twenty opposition parties have decided to boycott the ceremony to protest the ‘sidelining’ of the president.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, 19 political parties said, “When the soul of democracy has been sucked out of Parliament, we find no value in a new building.”
The BJP-led NDA shot back, condemning the “contemptuous” decision.
“This act is not merely disrespectful; it is a blatant affront to the democratic ethos and constitutional values of our great nation,” parties belonging to the ruling NDA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had recently met the prime minister and invited him to inaugurate the new building. Modi had also laid the foundation stone for the building in 2020, and most opposition parties had stayed away from the event even then.