Home/ News / India/  New Parliament Building launch today: New 75 coin to mark the occasion; All you need to know

The Union Finance Ministry on 25 May has announced that it has issued a notice to mint a 75 coin to mark the launch of the new Parliament Building.

As per details, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Parliament Building on 28 May.

Meanwhile, a ppetition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday, where the petitioner Advocate CR Jaya Sukin -- sought "direction, observation or suggestion" to the Lok Sabha Secretariat that the new Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President of India.

The petitioner also claimed that Lok Sabha Secretariat violated the Constitution by not inviting the President for the inauguration.

Earlier, a Lok Sabha release said that construction of the New Parliament Building in the national capital has been completed and it symbolises the spirit of self-reliant India.

"The lack of space was being experienced in the current building as per the present requirements. In both the Houses, there was also a lack of convenient arrangements for the sitting of the MPs which was affecting the efficiency of the work of the members," the release said.

The present building of the Parliament was completed in 1927 which is now going to be almost 100 years old.

However, as many as 20 parties including Congress, CPI, AAP and Trinamool Congress have announced that they would boycott the event.

In a joint statement, Opposition parties said, “The inauguration of a new Parliament building is a momentous occasion. Despite our belief that the government is threatening democracy, and our disapproval of the autocratic manner in which the new Parliament was built, we were open to sinking our differences and marking this occasion. However, Prime Minister Modi’s decision to inaugurate the new Parliament building by himself, completely sidelining President Murmu, is not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy which demands a commensurate response."

With agency inputs.

Saurav Mukherjee
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Updated: 28 May 2023, 06:53 AM IST
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