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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.

25 May 2023, 10:45:55 AM IST

'If the PM of India does not inaugurate it will the PM of Pakistan do it?" Congress': Acharya Krishnan

Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnan has appealed to the Opposition to reconsider its decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building. This comes in the wake of the announcement by 20 Opposition parties, including the Congress to boycott the ceremony to unveil the new Parliament building.

25 May 2023, 10:31:05 AM IST

List of parties which are not joining the inauguration

Indian National Congress (INC)

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Shiv Sena (UBT)

Samajwadi Party (SP)

Communist Party of India

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Kerala Congress (Mani)

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)

Trinamool Congress (TMC)

Janata Dal (United)

Nationalist Congress Party

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

Indian Union Muslim League

National Conference

Revolutionary Socialist Party

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

25 May 2023, 10:15:44 AM IST

One man's ego has denied President her constitutional privilege to inaugurate new Parl building: Cong

The Congress on Thursday stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the inauguration of the new Parliament building, saying "one man's ego and desire for self-promotion" has denied the first tribal woman president her constitutional privilege to inaugurate the complex.

25 May 2023, 10:01:05 AM IST

New Parliament Opening: Who is attending and who is not?

All current members of both houses of Parliament, as well as ministers, secretaries, chief ministers, and administrators of Union territories, have been invited by the Centre. However, as many as 20 parties including Congress, CPI, AAP and Trinamool Congress have announced that they would boycott the event.

Read more here

25 May 2023, 09:46:54 AM IST

'Not 'Modiji's Grihapravesh',: Mahua Moitra on Parliament building inauguration

"President of India is Number 1 in the warrant of precedence, VP is Num 2 & Prime Minister is 3rd. Government ignorant about constitutional niceties. This is NOT Modiji's Grihapravesh for house that he built with his own money. @AITCofficial not attending May 28th party. Good luck to BJP," Mahua Moitra had tweeted.

25 May 2023, 09:30:46 AM IST

Boycotting new Parliament building inauguration disrespects Constitution: Maha Assembly Speaker

Amid the boycott call by 19 parties of the upcoming inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on Wednesday said this boycott is disrespectful not only to the citizens but to the Constitution as well. 

25 May 2023, 09:14:52 AM IST

PM Modi to establish historical and sacred "Sengol" in Parliament House

History will repeat itself on Sunday when the new Parliament House will be dedicated to the nation. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the sacred symbol of fair and equitable governance, Sengol and install it in the new Parliament House.

This is the same Sengol that was accepted by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of August 14, in the presence of several leaders.

25 May 2023, 09:00:45 AM IST

When is new Parliament building inauguration? Check date, time, and other details

The newly constructed Parliament building will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met PM Modi last Thursday inviting him to inaugurate the New Parliament Building.

Read more here

25 May 2023, 08:46:09 AM IST

Differences between the new and old Parliament building

In the present building of the Parliament, there is a provision for the sitting of 543 Members in the Lok Sabha and 250 in the Rajya Sabha.

Read more here

25 May 2023, 08:30:23 AM IST

What is Sengol? The Historic Sceptre being installed in new Parliament building

Union Home Minsiter, Amit Shah said Monday a golden sceptre called 'Sengol' would be installed at a prominent spot in the new Parliament building, which is to be inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi. What is ‘Sengol’? What is its historical significance? Watch this video to find out.

Watch full video here.

25 May 2023, 08:15:12 AM IST

All you need to know about new Parliament building

In the new Parliament building, arrangements have been made for a meeting of 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 384 members in the Rajya Sabha in the newly constructed building of the Parliament. The joint session of both Houses will be held in the Lok Sabha chamber.

25 May 2023, 08:00:55 AM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate new Parliament building on May 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will dedicate to the nation the new Parliament building on May 28.

Invitations have been sent in both physical and digital forms to the MPs of both Houses.

25 May 2023, 07:45:25 AM IST

Why opposition parties are boycotting inaugural ceremony of new House?

In a joint statement, the like-minded opposition parties said that Prime Minister's decision to inaugurate the building by himself is "a direct assault on our democracy, which demands a commensurate response."

25 May 2023, 07:25:46 AM IST

‘Boycotting inauguration of new parliament building not in true spirit of democracy’: Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the new parliament building and said that boycotting the inauguration of the new parliament building is not in the true spirit of democracy.

25 May 2023, 07:10:17 AM IST

'It's drama, we don't want to be spectators...,': CPI MP Binoy Viswam

Amid the opposition's objection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the new Parliament building, Communist Party of India (CPI) Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam on Wednesday said, it is a 'drama'.

"It's drama, we don't want to be spectators to that drama," CPI MP said.

25 May 2023, 06:56:05 AM IST

List of 20 Opposition parties who will now boycott the inauguration

The 20 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.

25 May 2023, 06:41:35 AM IST

‘The move to boycott inauguration is…’: NDA

Reacting to the call by the Opposition, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) said that the move to boycott the inauguration of the Parliament building is not merely disrespectful but is a blatant affront to the democratic ethos and constitutional values of the country.

25 May 2023, 06:25:38 AM 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".

24 May 2023, 10:44:40 PM IST

'Not Modiji's Grihapravesh': TMC MP Mahua Moitra

The 19 Opposition parties of India including Congress, TMC, NCP, AAP, RJD, JD-U, National Conference, and left parties announced their collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on 28 May. While speaking upon her party's decision, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra accused the government of ignoring the constitutional niceties and said this is not PM Modi's 'Grihapravesh.'

24 May 2023, 10:12:20 PM IST

BJP-led NDA condemns Oppn for boycotting new Parliament inauguration

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has reacted to the 19 Opposition parties boycotting the inaugural function of the new Parliament. Condemning the Opposition's decision to snub the event on May 28, the NDA has said that the decision of 19 political parties is not merely disrespectful, it was also a blatant affront to the democratic ethos and constitutional values of the nation. Read More

24 May 2023, 09:35:11 PM IST

Opposed the construction of new Parliament: Assam Cm

"The boycott is obvious. They opposed the construction of Parliament House. They never thought that the construction will be completed so soon. So, everything has happened like a bouncer for the Opposition. Just to save their face, they are enacting the drama of boycott...Parliament House will open on the day associated with Veer Savarkar. That might be another reason for them to oppose or boycott the function..." Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

24 May 2023, 08:54:33 PM IST

Invitees for the inauguration of new Parliament 

Invitations for the inauguration of the new Parliament building slated on May 28 have been sent to various leaders across the country including the former Speakers and Chairmen of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively, sources said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will dedicate to the nation the new Parliament building on May 28.

Invitations have been sent in both physical and digital forms to the MPs of both Houses.

According to sources, all Chief Ministers of all the states and Union Territories have been sent the invitation.

"Apart from sitting members of Parliament of both houses invitations have been sent to former Lok Sabha Speakers and former Rajya Sabha Chairman. All chief ministers have also been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony," sources told ANI on condition of anonymity.

Present deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Hariwansh is likely to be present for the ceremony on Sunday.

Apart from this, invitations have also been sent to Secretaries of all ministries of the Government of India.

The chief architect of the new Parliament building, Bimal Patel and reputed industrialist Ratan Tata have also been invited to the inauguration of the new building.

Tata Projects won the contract to build the new Parliament building, a part of the Centre's Central Vista redevelopment plans.

Tata Projects had beaten Larsen and Toubro. Tata Projects had offered to accomplish the project for 861.9 crore.

President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar are likely to release congratulatory messages on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, sources said.

An invitation has also been sent to certain prominent personalities, including film stars and sports persons.

24 May 2023, 08:22:43 PM IST

TDP to attend Parliament inauguration

TDP (Telugu Desam Party) will attend the new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi on 28th May, confirms TDP MP Vijayasai Reddy to ANI

24 May 2023, 07:57:11 PM IST

NCP chief and all our MPs will not participate in the inauguration of the new Parliament

24 May 2023, 06:57:01 PM IST

We should not politicize this: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

“We should not politicize this (inauguration of the new Parliament building) issue, let people think and react however they want to," Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.

24 May 2023, 06:28:07 PM IST

DMK MP T Siva on Parliament inauguration

24 May 2023, 06:10:19 PM IST

Construction of new Parliament is necessary: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“At the time when PV Narasimha Rao was the PM, Shivraj Patil was the Speaker & I was the Parliamentary Affairs minister, Shivraj ji had said to me that a new & bigger Parliament building should be constructed before 2026. The construction of a new building was necessary, it's good that it has been constructed now. I don't want to comment on who'll be attending or boycotting the inauguration event," GN Azad, Democratic Progressive Azad Party chief said.

24 May 2023, 05:14:09 PM IST

Will not attend the inauguration ceremony: Asaduddin Owaisi

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not inaugurate this. If Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will not inaugurate the new Parliament building, then we (AIMIM) will not attend the ceremony,'' said Owaisi.

24 May 2023, 04:45:58 PM IST

'Baseless debate': Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Oppostion boycott

24 May 2023, 03:54:33 PM IST

5 Opposition state governments inaugurated their assemblies in last nine years: Assam CM

"In the last 9 years - 5 non-BJP/Opposition state governments either laid foundation stones or inaugurated a new Legislative Assembly building. All were done by either the Chief Minister or the Party President. In not a single instance was the Governor or President invited," tweets Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

24 May 2023, 03:13:34 PM IST

Opposition indulging in drama: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

"The boycott is obvious. They opposed the construction of Parliament House. They never thought that the construction will be completed so soon. So, everything has happened like a bouncer for the Opposition. Just to save their face, they are enacting the drama of boycott...Parliament House will open on the day associated with Veer Savarkar. That might be another reason for them to oppose or boycott the function..." Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

24 May 2023, 02:46:50 PM IST

'Not Modiji's Grihapravesh': TMC MP Mahua Moitra take jibe at govt over Parliament inauguration

The 19 Opposition parties of India including Congress, TMC, NCP, AAP, RJD, JD-U, National Conference, and left parties announced their collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on 28 May. While speaking upon her party's decision, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra accused the government of ignoring the constitutional niceties and said this is not PM Modi's 'Grihapravesh.' Read more here

24 May 2023, 02:15:42 PM IST

What AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on new parliament building inauguration?

While speaking to news agency ANI, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not inaugurate this. If Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will not inaugurate the new Parliament building, then we (AIMIM) will not attend the ceremony." 

24 May 2023, 01:41:34 PM IST

BJD to take decision on 27 May: Report

The final decision on attending the new Parliament building inauguration ceremony will be taken on Saturday, 27th May after a discussion with BJD (Biju Janata Dal) chief and Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik: Sources told ANI

24 May 2023, 01:22:48 PM IST

YSRCP will attend the new Parliament building inauguration

YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) will attend the new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi on 28th May, confirms party's MP Vijaysai Reddy confirms to ANI

24 May 2023, 12:58:16 PM IST

Samajwadi Party to boycott new Parliament building inauguration

Samajwadi Party (SP) will boycott the new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi on 28th May

24 May 2023, 12:53:58 PM IST

 TDP will attend new Parliament building inauguration

TDP (Telugu Desam Party) will attend the new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi on 28th May, confirms TDP MP Vijayasai Reddy to ANI

24 May 2023, 12:38:24 PM IST

Congress to boycott new parliament building inauguration

Congress general secretary-organisation KC Venugopal said that the party discussed with all like-minded parties to boycott the inaugural function of the new Parliament building on 28th May.

24 May 2023, 12:22:04 PM IST

‘Should not politicize inauguration..' Amit Shah

Amit Shah said, “We should not politicize this (inauguration of the new Parliament building) issue, let people think and react however they want to."

24 May 2023, 12:10:45 PM IST

19 opposition parties issues a joint statement to boycott the new parliament building inauguration, says ‘When the soul of democracy…’

19 opposition parties have issued a joint statement to boycott the inauguration on 28 May. “When the soul of democracy has been sucked out from the Parliament, we find no value in a new building," the joint statement said.

24 May 2023, 12:08:25 PM IST

Historic sceptre, ‘Sengol’ to be placed in new Parliament building

Ahead of the new new Parliament building inauguration, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said “PM Modi will dedicate the newly constructed building of Parliament to the nation on 28th May. A historical event is being revived on this occasion. The historic sceptre, 'Sengol', will be placed in new Parliament building. It was used on August 14, 1947, by PM Nehru when the transfer of power took place from the British. It is called Sengol in Tamil, the meaning of this word is full of wealth."

24 May 2023, 11:27:56 AM IST

'President, Vice President both indispensable for occasion' says Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha

24 May 2023, 10:59:20 AM IST

BRS to give decision tomorrow on new Parliament building inauguration

BRS MP K Keshava Rao said “We have not taken any decision yet, we are yet to take a call. It is unlikely that we will attend but we'll announce our decision tomorrow"

24 May 2023, 10:39:53 AM IST

VCK to boycott new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) will boycott the new Parliament building inauguration in Delhi on 28th May.

24 May 2023, 10:35:19 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav confirms boycott of new Parliament building inauguration

Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav while speaking to reporters said that “We (The party) will boycott this (the inauguration of the new Parliament building)"

24 May 2023, 10:32:09 AM IST

NCP to boycott new Parliament building inauguration on 28 May

NCP will not attend the inaugural function of the New parliament building, party has decided to stand with other like-minded opposition parties on this issue: Spokesperson, Nationalist Congress Party

24 May 2023, 10:18:19 AM IST

DMK to boycott new Parliament building inauguration on 28 May

DMK will be to boycotting the new Parliament building inauguration on 28 May. While confirming the news to ANI, DMK MP Tiruchi Siva said, “DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) will boycott the new Parliament building inauguration."

24 May 2023, 10:02:00 AM IST

New Parliament Building: From AAP to TMC, these parties to boycott the inaugural function. Details here

India's new Parliament building is scheduled to be inaugurated on Sunday i.e. 28 May. Over the inauguration, the opposition parties have raised objection saying that the President and not the Prime Minister should inaugurate the new Parliament building. According to the quoted sources by news agencies, a joint statement is likely to be announced soon, announcing a united boycott of the inaugural of the new Parliament building. Read more here

24 May 2023, 09:31:16 AM IST

RJD to boycott inauguration ceremony

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will boycott the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building in Delhi on 28th May

24 May 2023, 08:53:27 AM IST

A look at list of invitees for new Parliament building inauguration

Invitations for the inauguration of the new Parliament building slated on May 28 have been sent to various leaders across the country including the former Speakers and Chairmen of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively, sources said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will dedicate to the nation the new Parliament building on May 28.

Invitations have been sent in both physical and digital forms to the MPs of both Houses.

According to sources, all Chief Ministers of all the states and Union Territories have been sent the invitation.

"Apart from sitting members of Parliament of both houses invitations have been sent to former Lok Sabha Speakers and former Rajya Sabha Chairman. All chief ministers have also been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony," sources told ANI on condition of anonymity.

Present deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Hariwansh is likely to be present for the ceremony on Sunday.

Apart from this, invitations have also been sent to Secretaries of all ministries of the Government of India.

The chief architect of the new Parliament building, Bimal Patel and reputed industrialist Ratan Tata have also been invited to the inauguration of the new building.

Tata Projects won the contract to build the new Parliament building, a part of the Centre's Central Vista redevelopment plans.

Tata Projects had beaten Larsen and Toubro. Tata Projects had offered to accomplish the project for 861.9 crore.

President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar are likely to release congratulatory messages on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, sources said.

An invitation has also been sent to certain prominent personalities, including film stars and sports persons.

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