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New Parliament Inauguration LIVE: ‘Sengol’ handed over to PM Modi by Adheenams

New Parliament Building Inauguration Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28. The new Parliament building will enable 888 members to sit in the Lok Sabha.

An aerial view of the new Parliament building that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28th, in New Delhi. (ANI)Premium
An aerial view of the new Parliament building that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28th, in New Delhi. (ANI)

New Parliament building Inauguration Live Updates: India's new Parliament building is scheduled to be inaugurated on Sunday i.e. 28 May. Over the inauguration, the opposition parties have raised objections saying that the President and not the Prime Minister should inaugurate the new Parliament building. As many as 20 Opposition parties, including Congress, the Trinamool Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have issued a boycott call.

The government has also received a confirmed list of 25 political parties, including some which are not a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), that will participate in the inauguration ceremony.

Catch all the LIVE updates on New Parliament Inauguration here.

26 May 2023, 01:15:15 PM IST

Why does Congress 'hate' Indian culture so much: Amit Shah on Sengol controversy

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday accused the Congress of reducing the ceremonial sceptre Sengol, which will be installed near the chair of the speaker in the new Parliament building, to a "walking stick".

26 May 2023, 01:01:17 PM IST

‘Not function of this court’: SC on PIL seeking President's invitation

The Supreme Court of India refused to entertain a PIL by a lawyer seeking direction from the Central government to invite President Droupadi Murmu for the new Parliament building inauguration on May 28, Sunday.

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26 May 2023, 12:45:33 PM IST

SC refused to entertain PIL on new Parl building inauguration

Supreme Court declines the PIL seeking a direction that the new Parliament building should be inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu on 28th May.

26 May 2023, 12:44:53 PM IST

New Parliament Building inauguration ceremony in 10 points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Sources informed the news agency ANI that the inaugural ceremony is scheduled to take place in two phases.

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26 May 2023, 12:30:51 PM IST

PM Modi to launch special ₹75 coin to mark inauguration of new Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching a 75 denomination coin to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building, said a press release by the Ministry of Finance on Friday.

PM Modi will be dedicating the new Parliament building to the nation on Sunday, May 28.

26 May 2023, 12:13:20 PM IST

Amit Shah hits out at Congress over Sengol row

Amit Shah has hit out at the Congress party and questioned as ‘Why does Congress hate Indian traditions and culture so much?’ 

In a series of tweet, he wrote, “"Why does the Congress party hate Indian traditions and culture so much? A sacred 'Sengol' was given to Pandit Nehru by a holy Saivite Mutt from Tamil Nadu to symbolize India’s freedom but it was banished to a museum as a ‘walking stick’...Congress is calling Adheenam’s history BOGUS! Congress needs to reflect on their behaviour," tweets Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

“Now, Congress has heaped another shameful insult. The Thiruvaduthurai Adheenam, a holy Saivite Mutt, itself spoke about the importance of the Sengol at the time of India’s freedom. Congress is calling the Adheenam’s history as BOGUS! Congress needs to reflect on their behaviour."

 

26 May 2023, 11:58:20 AM IST

‘Symbol of democracy’: Rajnath Singh urges Oppn not to ‘politicize’ new Parliament Building launch

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that no one should politicize the new Parliament Building inauguration as the House is a symbol of democracy and the aspiration of all Indians. PM Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament Building on May 28.

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26 May 2023, 11:46:48 AM IST

Journey of old Parliament building since its inauguration in 1927 by Viceroy Lord Irwin

The old Parliament building, an architectural splendour and a historic landmark that guided the destiny of India for nearly a century and whose illustrious legacy will now be consigned to the pages of history, was inaugurated on January 18, 1927 by the then Viceroy Lord Irwin.

On May 28, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building and dedicate it to the nation, the old Sansad Bhavan will also hand over its position as the country's hallowed legislature, a privilege it enjoyed for over 96 years.

26 May 2023, 11:31:53 AM IST

No documented evidence on 'Sengol' being symbol of transfer of power by British to India: Cong

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday claimed there is no documented evidence of Lord Mountbatten, C Rajagopalachari and Jawaharlal Nehru describing the 'Sengol' as a symbol of transfer of power by the British to India.

26 May 2023, 11:15:48 AM IST

25 parties expected to join new Parliament building inauguration

As many as 25 parties are expected to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday even as 20 Opposition parties have decided to boycott the event.

26 May 2023, 11:00:04 AM IST

President Murmu on 3-day visit to Jharkhand, says 'need to preserve cultural identity of STs'

President of India Droupadi Murmu is on a three-day visit to Jharkhand, where she was the governor earlier. On Thursday, the President noted that the cultural identity of Scheduled tribe Communities should be preserved.

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26 May 2023, 10:45:33 AM IST

Sengol at new Parliament: BJP accuses Congress of disrespecting Hindu traditions

The BJP has accused the Congress of disrespecting Hindu traditions by calling the sacred "Sengol" a "golden stick" and keeping it in a museum.

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26 May 2023, 10:31:07 AM IST

'Sengol' moved to Delhi for installation at new Parliament building

The golden 'Sengol', which was kept in Allahabad Museum has been moved to the national capital ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

Notably, 'Sengol', which marked the symbol of the transfer of power from the British to India, will be kept as a legacy in the new Parliament building.

26 May 2023, 10:16:21 AM IST

‘Undemocratic attitude’: Assam minister slams Oppn call to boycott new Parliament building inauguration

Assam Minister and President of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Atul Bora, has criticised the "undemocratic attitude" of Opposition for announcing a boycott of the new Parliament building and has appealed to all political parties to participate in the inauguration ceremony on May 28.

"This is a totally undemocratic attitude of the opposition. This is petty politics. I appeal to all political parties to take part in the inaugural ceremony," Bora said.

26 May 2023, 10:00:07 AM IST

All you need to known about old Parliament building

The present building of the Parliament was completed in 1927 and is now 96 years old. Over the years, the old building was found to be inadequate for present-day requirements.

26 May 2023, 09:45:03 AM IST

Every democratic institution should be respected: Sonowal

Taking a dig at the Opposition's call to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that every democratic institution in the country should be "respected".

26 May 2023, 09:30:15 AM IST

Abhishek Banerjee voices strong protest by TMC against Modi govt for not inviting President

TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee voiced the party's "strong" protest against the Narendra Modi government for not inviting President Droupadi Murmu to the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

Former president Ram Nath Kovind too had not been invited by the Modi government to the foundation lying programme of the new Parliament House three years ago, he said.

26 May 2023, 09:15:07 AM IST

New Parliament Inauguration: Who all are invited?

Invitations have also been extended to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil, Congress president and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and leaders of opposition parties.

26 May 2023, 09:02:12 AM IST

SC to hear PIL seeking direction on new Parliament building's inauguration by President today

Supreme Court will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Friday seeking a direction that the new Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President of India Droupadi Murmu.

A PIL was filed in Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a direction that the new Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President of India Droupadi Murmu on May 28.

26 May 2023, 08:45:18 AM IST

Former PM HD Deve Gowda to attend opening ceremony of new Parliament building

Amid a boycott call by the opposition parties, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday said that he will attend the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building on May 28.

"I am attending the inauguration of the new building of Parliament. It is the property of the country," Deve Gowda said.

26 May 2023, 08:30:43 AM IST

‘He should return as PM in 2024’, Madurai Adheenam Head Priest

The head priest of Madurai Adheenam, Sri Harihara Desika Swamigal who will be presenting the 'Sengol' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the new parliament building, has said Narendra Modi should return as the PM again in 2024.

26 May 2023, 08:16:06 AM IST

How will the new parliament building be inaugurated?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla will lead the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building on Sunday, May 28, which will be dedicated to the nation.

Even though the exact details of the inauguration have not been made public, ANI has learnt through reliable sources that the inauguration will take place in two phases.

26 May 2023, 08:00:44 AM IST

New Parliament building: Full schedule

The ceremony to inaugurate the new Parliament building will begin with an early morning havan and a multi-religion prayer on Sunday followed by a formal opening in the Lok Sabha chamber by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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26 May 2023, 07:45:41 AM IST

United People's Party Liberal to attend new Parliament building's inauguration

United People's Party Liberal's (UPPL) President Pramod Boro on Thursday said that they would take part in the ceremony on May 28 in New Delhi.

26 May 2023, 07:31:11 AM IST

There is still time, PM Modi should get President to inaugurate Parliament: Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi could still undo his "blunder" and invite President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building. 

26 May 2023, 07:15:26 AM IST

Finance Ministry issues notice to mint ₹75 coin to mark new Parliament Building launch

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.

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26 May 2023, 07:00:45 AM IST

‘Not invited during Telangana Secretariat inauguration’: recalls Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan on Thursday stated that she was not invited to the inauguration of Telangana Secretariat, which was recently inaugurated by the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao in Hyderabad.

26 May 2023, 06:45:32 AM IST

List of 21 Opposition parties who will not attend new Parl inaugural ceremony

The 21 opposition parties who will now boycott the inauguration are - Congress, AIUDF, DMK, Aam Aadmi Party, Shiv Sena (UBT), Samajwadi Party, TMC, Janta Dal (United), Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist), RJD, Indian Union Muslim League, National Conference, Communist Party of India, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Kerala Congress (Mani), Vidhuthalai Chirunthaigal Katchi, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Revolutionary, Socialist Party and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and AIMIM.

26 May 2023, 06:30:30 AM IST

Centre receives confirmation list of 25 political parties

Amid the boycott call by the opposition, the Centre has received a confirmed list of 25 political parties, including some which are not a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), that will participate in the inauguration ceremony of new Parliament building on May 28.

Apart from the BJP, several parties in the NDA including AIADMK, Apna Dal, the Republican Party of India, the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena, NPP, NPF, Biju Janata Dal, TDP, and YSRCP will be attending the function on Sunday.

26 May 2023, 06:15:02 AM IST

‘Will attend’: YSRCP MP over new Parliament building inauguration

Amid the opposition call for a boycott of the inauguration ceremony of the newly built Parliament, K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, Lok Sabha MP and YSRCP leader on Thursday said that he will attend the event scheduled for May 28.

25 May 2023, 08:13:25 PM IST

Karnataka JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda to attend ceremony

"I will be attending the inauguration of the new building of Parliament House. That magnificent building was built with the tax money of the people of the country. It belongs to the country. It is not BJP or RSS office," says HD Deve Gowda JD(S) supremo and former PM.

25 May 2023, 08:11:53 PM IST

UPPL assures presence at inauguration event

“We will attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building. It will be a historic day. The new Parliament is for the people of the nation and its inauguration should be welcomed by all. There are many issues on which politics can be done but this one", said Pramod Boro, President of United People's Party Liberal (UPPL)

25 May 2023, 04:51:54 PM IST

‘We reject this’: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on new parliament building inauguration asked, “Why is there the Prime Minister instead of the President at a ceremony like this?"

25 May 2023, 03:28:55 PM IST

Opposition parties have a single-point agenda: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar joined the wagon of leaders condeming the Opposition Parties who chose to skip New Parliament Building Inauguration Event on 28 May in protest to the fact that President of India Droupadi Murmu was not invited tot he event or asked ot inuagurate the new building. 

Chandrasekhar said, “Opposition parties have a single-point agenda, they don't want any celebration."

25 May 2023, 02:56:08 PM IST

‘They will fade into oblivion’: Hardeep Puri lashes out at Congress

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday lashed out at the Congress for objecting to the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that with such actions the opposition party will surely "fade into oblivion."

"...I find it very difficult to have an intelligent conversation with them (Congress) on that...They say something else when they meet us and something entirely different for public consumption. I think they are slowly but surely ensuring they will fade into oblivion...." Hardeep Puri told ANI.

25 May 2023, 02:38:58 PM IST

‘Kindly rething’: Sitharaman to Opposition parties

The Parliament ‘is a temple of democracy,’ Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday while urging all the opposition parties to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

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25 May 2023, 02:21:32 PM IST

Cong tucked away sacred 'Sengol' in museum: BJP

The BJP on Thursday alleged that the Congress displayed disregard for Hindu traditions by calling the sacred 'Sengol' a "golden stick gifted" to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and tucking it away in a museum.

25 May 2023, 02:05:02 PM IST

Telugu Desam Party to attend new Parliament building inauguration on May 28

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday said it will take part in the inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled on May 28 in New Delhi.

25 May 2023, 01:30:12 PM IST

FM Sitharaman urges Opposition to attend New Parliament building inauguration

“It's a temple of democracy, even the PM entered the Parliament by bowing on its steps," FM Nirmala Sitharaman said. 

25 May 2023, 01:27:28 PM IST

President's absence at Parliament building inauguration will amount to 'devaluing ethos of Republic': Sibal

Amid the raging row over the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the absence of the president in the ceremonial event would amount to "devaluing the ethos of our Republic".

25 May 2023, 01:10:49 PM IST

New Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President: PIL filed in SC

Petitioner says Lok Sabha Secretariat violated the Constitution by not inviting the President for the inauguration.

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25 May 2023, 12:55:26 PM IST

Telugu Desam Party will attend new Parliament building inauguration on May 28

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday said it will take part in the inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled on May 28 in New Delhi. 

The opposition party will be represented by its Members of Parliament (MPs) on Sunday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the ceremony by inaugurating it.

25 May 2023, 12:40:57 PM IST

New Parliament Building launch: Ashok Gehlot's advice to PM 

Rajasthan chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Thursday suggested PM Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to discuss with each other and decide on inviting President Droupadi Murmu for the inaugural ceremony of the new Parliament building.

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25 May 2023, 12:25:57 PM IST

Not inviting Prez for Parliament building inauguration insult of tribal community, says Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said that by not inviting President Droupadi Murmu for the inauguration of the new Parliament Building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only insulted her, but also the entire tribal community in the country.

25 May 2023, 12:15:32 PM IST

20 Opposition parties boycott inauguration of new Parliament building

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) is the latest edition to the list of opposition parties who will boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28 as it "insults the high office of the President, and violates the letter and spirit of the Constitution".

25 May 2023, 12:01:12 PM IST

Ashok Gehlot's suggestion to PM Modi on new Parliament inauguration

“PM Modi and LS Speaker should discuss on inviting President," said Rajashtan CM Ashok Gehlot. 

25 May 2023, 11:46:08 AM IST

Nation will boycott Congress, its allies: Dhami

After the opposition parties announced that they would refrain from attending the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday said that in times to come the nation will boycott Congress and its allies.

25 May 2023, 11:31:20 AM IST

BJD to attend inauguration of new Parliament building

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday confirmed that the party will attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled on May 28.

BJD national spokesperson and party MP Sasmit Patra said that the party believes that the Constitutional institutions including the President and Parliament should be above any issue that may affect their sanctity and honour.

25 May 2023, 11:14:56 AM IST

'Sengol' was kept in Nehru Gallery of Allahabad Museum

The ceremonial sceptre 'Sengol' that was given to first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to symbolise the transfer of power in August 1947 was kept in the Nehru Gallery of the Allahabad Museum and has been moved to Delhi for its installation in the new building of Parliament, official sources have said.

25 May 2023, 11:00:40 AM IST

List of parties which are joining the inauguration

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)

Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP)

Telugu Desam Party (TDP)

Biju Janata Dal (BJD)

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