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.
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PM Modi highlights TN's contribution to Indian Nationalism
Tamil Nadu has been centre of Indian nationalism in every era: PM Narendra Modi said while meeting Adheenams on eve of parliament building inauguration.
Adheenams handover ‘Sengol’ to PM Modi
Tamil Adheenams who travelled to national capital Delhi ahead of the new Parliament Building inauguration on Sunday, handed over the ‘Sengol’-historic sceptre to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening.
The ‘Sengol’ will be installed in the Lok Sabha on Sunday after the inauguration of the new parliament building.
'Inauguration of new Parliament building by PM insult to Ambedkar’s dreams': Rajya Sabha MP
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari on Saturday said the inauguration of the new Parliament building at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not the President of India is an insult to Dr BR Ambedkar’s dreams and the Constitution.
Addressing a press conference here at Rajiv Bhavan, the headquarter of the Chhattisgarh Congress as part of the party's nationwide 'Nau Saal Nau Sawal' campaign to highlight failures of nine years of Modi rule, Tiwari posed questions on issues like inflation, unemployment and corruption.
Visuals from new Parliament Building | See Images
PM Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament tomorrow, May 28.
New Parliament makeover shows peacock-themed Lok Sabha, ceiling | Watch video
With peacock-themed Lok Sabha ceiling and carpets, the new Parliament building is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28.
A new video of the Parliament House shows the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha from high angles. The new Parliament has been constructed on three themes – the banyan tree, peacock and the lotus.
New Parliament building a milestone in journey of independent India: JP Nadda
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Saturday said that the new Parliament building is a significant milestone in the journey of independent India and symbolises the spirit of India's culture and heritage.
SC advocate files complaint against Kharge, Kejriwal over "provocative" remarks
A complaint was lodged by a Supreme Court advocate on Saturday against Mallikarjun Kharge, the President of Congress, Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, and others.
As reported by ANI, the complaint accuses them of making "provocative" remarks regarding the caste of President Murmu in relation to the inauguration of the new parliament building on May 28. The complaint condemns these statements made by influential political leaders for promoting animosity among different communities and targeting the elected government.
The complainant has urged Sanjay Arora, IPS, the Commissioner of Police in Delhi, to register a First Information Report against them and take strict legal action.
Parliament inauguration: Here's look at materials inside the new building
The sandstone for the new Parliament building has been procured from Rajasthan's Sarmathura. Notably, sandstone for Delhi's Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort is also known to be sourced from Sarmathura.
21 Adheenams leave for Delhi to participate in new Parliament building inauguration ceremony
Twenty-one Adheenams have left for Delhi from Chennai to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building.
Dharmapuram Adheenam, Palani Adheenam, Virudhachalam Adheenam, Thirukoyilur Adheenam were among the Adheenams who left for Delhi from Chennai to attend the ceremony.
‘A step towards developed India,’: Chirag Paswan writes to PM Modi on new Parliament launch
Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president Chirag Paswan on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending congratulations and said the inauguration of the new Parliament building would be a step towards a developed India.
‘It is called Tamilian culture’: Malai Mandir President hails PM Modi ahead of Sengol installation
Ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building, and subsequent installation of 'Sengol' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President of Uttara Swamimalai Mandir, also known as Malai Mandir, V Balasubramanian hailed him for apprising every Tamilian about their rich culture and tradition.
Complaint filed against Kejriwal, Kharge, and others for inciteful remarks on President Murmu's caste
A complaint was filed against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and other political leaders for making incite-full statements citing the caste of President Droupadi Murmu in relation to the new Parliament Building inauguration.
Would be great pleasure to attend new Parliament building's inauguration: Italian Envoy
Amid the fierce politics regarding the new Parliament building's inauguration on May 28, there is a different response among the ambassadors of many countries present in the country.
On the sidelines of the inauguration of the Italian Exhibition in the National Capital, Italy's Ambassador to India Vincenzo De Luca is very excited to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building.
Smriti Irani slams Gandhi family for neglecting 'Sengol', as 'stick of Nehruji' in museum's shadows
Union Minister Smriti Irani slammed the Congress party for their decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘Changing the history…’ Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams PM Modi over new Parliament building
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed PM Narendra Modi over the new Parliament Building inauguration and said that the people in power will change the history of this country.
‘Why is President Murmu sidelined?’ Cong leader Venugopal
Congress leader KC Venugopal on Friday said that the minister should first answer the question why President Droupadi Murmu has not been invited to inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar questions the need of new Parliament
“What was the need for a new Parliament? The earlier building was a historic one. I have repeatedly said that the people in power will change the history of this country. There was no sense to attend the NITI Aayog meeting today and also the inauguration of the new Parliament building tomorrow," said Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
PM Modi to inaugurate new Parliament tomorrow
PM Modi will dedicate the new Parliament building to the country on May 28. '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.
New Parliament Inauguration: Traffic arrangement in place in Delhi
Special traffic arrangements will be put in place in the national capital in view of the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, police said on Friday.
According to the traffic advisory issued, the New Delhi district will be treated as a controlled area.
‘Work behind new Parliament building is of Indians…’: Amravati MP Navneet Rana
Navneet Kaur Rana, independent MP from Amravati, on Friday slammed the Opposition for their call to boycott the new Parliament building inauguration and said that she was proud that the vision behind the new building was that of Indians.
‘Modi should return as PM in 2024’: Head Priest who'll present Sengol during Parliament inauguration
“Narendra Modi should return as the Prime Minister again in 2024," said the head priest of Madurai Adheenam, Shri Harihara Desika Swamigal, who will present the ‘Sengol’ to PM Modi during the inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday, May 28.
‘New Parliament building will make every Indian proud’: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared a video glimpse of the new Parliament building stating that the iconic building will make every Indian proud.
In a tweet, PM Modi said, "The new Parliament building will make every Indian proud. This video offers a glimpse of this iconic building. I have a special request- share this video with your own voice-over, which conveys your thoughts. I will re-Tweet some of them. Don't forget to use #MyParliamentMyPride."
Adheenams leave for Delhi for new Parliament inauguration | Watch
A total of 21 Adheenams leave for Delhi from Chennai airport to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building.
Sengol gains prominence as symbolic significance rises ahead of Tamil Nadu election
‘Sengol’ – a historical sceptre – is a Tamil word derived from ‘semmai’, another Tamil word for ‘righteousness’.
JD(U) to observe fast to protest inauguration of new Parl building by PM
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) on Friday announced that it will observe a day-long fast here on Sunday to protest the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
State JD(U) president Umesh Singh Kushwaha said his party felt outraged over attempts to "foist Modi constitution on the nation".
New Parliament inauguration row: No let-up in BJP-Cong war of words
With the new Parliament building set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there was no let-up in the war of words between the BJP and the Congress on Friday over the event and the ceremonial sceptre Sengol was also dragged into the political row.
'If Brij Bhushan attends inauguration of new Parliament…': Vinesh
Vinesh Phogat on Friday said if WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh attends the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, it will send a clear message about the state of affairs in the country.
A glimpse of new Parliament in video | Watch
In a tweet ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building, PM Modi said: “The new Parliament building will make every Indian proud. This video offers a glimpse of this iconic building. I have a special request- share this video with your own voice-over, which conveys your thoughts. I will re-Tweet some of them. Don’t forget to use #MyParliamentMyPride."
‘PM Modi needs to be congratulated’: Sikkim Democratic Front leader
Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leader Prem Das Rai on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be congratulated on the inauguration of the new parliament adding that the new building will serve the purpose of fulfilling responsibility towards the people of India.
‘They have no respect for democracy’: Union Min RK Singh
Union Minister for Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh on Friday slammed opposition leaders for boycotting the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building on May 28.
Traffic Alert! Avoid these routes on new Parliament inauguration day
Ahead of the new Parliament Building inauguration on May 28, Delhi Police issued a traffic advisory, asking people to make necessary adjustments and avoid New Delhi District from 5.30 am to 3 pm on Sunday.
'Why Sengol was marked as 'walking stick' in museum': says Annamalai
Hitting out at Congress over the 'Sengol' issue, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief K Annamalai on Friday said why it was marked as a "walking stick" in the museum.
"The Adheenam has spoken in the true spirit of what exactly happened in 1947. Congress has to clarify why Sengol was marked as a walking stick in the museum," Annamalai told ANI.
'Gandhi family kept 'Sengol' in dark corner as Nehru's stick': Smriti Irani's jibe at Congress
Slamming Congress for boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said that Gandhi family kept 'Sengol' in dark corner of a museum as a 'stick of Nehruji'.
"'Sengol' which is a symbol of our freedom was kept in a dark corner of a museum as a 'stick of Nehruji' by the Gandhi family," Irani said while speaking to media persons.
Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for new Parliament building opening on May 28
Delhi Police issued a traffic advisory on Friday ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28 and asked people to make necessary adjustments and avoid New Delhi District from 5:30 am to 3 pm on Sunday.
Development imbalance, inflation, agrarian distress highlights of 9 years of Modi rule: Prithviraj Chavan
Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said there was an imbalance in development in the country in the last nine years under the rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
All MPs should welcome construction of new Parliament building: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said all parliamentarians should welcome the construction of a new Parliament building.
Former PM Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Annexe: Union Minister's comeback
Union Minister RK Singh has said that former PM Indira Gandhi had inaugurated Parliament Annexe and Rajiv Gandhi had insugurated the Parliament Library. “Former PM Indira Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Annexe and former PM Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated the Parliament Library. They [Congress] can't tolerate anything outside the family...This is independent India and it is not a colony of any family. A nice Parliament House has been built. This is the biggest festival of democracy," RK Singh said.
Matter of pride for Tamil Nadu that Sengol is being used: Adheenam
It is a matter of pride for Tamil Nadu that Sengol is being used. Sengol is a symbol of ensuring justice. It is sad to hear that some people are telling lies: Ambalavana Desiga Paramachariya Swamigal
Good that PM will place Sengol, says Adheenam
Thiruvavaduthurai Atheenam said that it's good that PM Modi will place the Sengol in Parliament. “Lord Mountbatten got the Sengol and it was given to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947. It's good that PM Modi will place Sengol in the new Parliament. Tomorrow, we are going to Delhi and we'll be giving it to the PM," Ambalavana Desiga Paramachariya Swamigal, Thiruvavaduthurai Atheenam, said.
Criticism is right regarding the new Parliament: J&K JD(U) chief
I don't think that criticism is right regarding the new Parliament. But, it would have been good if suggestions from all the parties would have been taken: J&K JDU president GM Shaheen
First look at the New Parliament building | Watch
As Congress cries ‘lack of proof’, Hardeep Puri comes with one
As the Congress claimed that there is “no documented proof" of the “Sengol" being a symbol of the transfer of power from the British to the Indians, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “An article was published in the Time Magazine of America in 1947 and all those who are protesting (against the inauguration of new parliament building) should read this article and gain knowledge about what is the symbolism of 'Sengol' and what happened in 1947."
LJPs Chirag Paswan extends support to Centre
Lok Jansakti Party (Ram Vilas) President and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan has written a letter to the PM extending his party's support to the inauguration of the new Parliament building and condemning the boycott of 19 Opposition parties while urging them to reconsider their decision.
‘New parliament building is remarkable achievement’: Nagaland Dy CM
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland T R Zeliang on Friday said that inauguration of the new parliament building on May 28 is a "remarkable achievement" of the Central government and everyone should appreciate it.
Parliament building inauguration: Jaishankar says there should be a limit to doing politics
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday described as “unfortunate" the decision by 20 opposition parties to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building and said there should be a limit to doing politics.
Jaishankar, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, was speaking to reporters at Rajpipla town of Narmada district. He said the inauguration of the new Parliament building should be celebrated as a festival by the entire nation.
‘To divert attention…’: Kumaraswamy targets Congress for boycott of new Parliament inauguration
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy has slammed the Congress for announcing a boycott of the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building alleging that it was doing so as a diversion tactic and to gain a few votes of a certain community.
21 parties to boycott new Parliament building inauguration
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament complex on May 28. At least 21 opposition parties have decided to boycott the PM's decision to preside over the inauguration ceremony instead of President Droupadi Murmu.
Journey of old Parliament building since its inauguration in 1927
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.
BJP to attend new Parliament building
Amid the opposition's decision to boycott the inaugural ceremony of the new Parliament building on May 28, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to attend the new House inauguration on Sunday, said BJD MP Amar Pattnaik while addressing the media persons today.
Oppn's dynastic leadership at loggerheads with constitutional values: Nadda
BJP president J P Nadda on Friday took a swipe at opposition parties boycotting the new Parliament building's inauguration, saying what connects them is their dynastic leadership whose "monarchic" methods are at loggerheads with the principles of the Constitution.
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