The political row over India’s new parliament has intensified

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.

Leaders of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have accused the opposition of “playing political games”.