Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate newly constructed Parliament building to the Nation on 28 May
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the newly constructed Parliament Building to the Nation on 28 May 2023. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and invited him to inaugurate the New Parliament Building. Construction of the New Parliament Building is complete now and the new building symbolizes the spirit of self-reliant India (Aatmanirbhar Bharat).
The present building of the Parliament was completed in 1927 and is now going to be almost 100 years old. The lack of space was being experienced in this building as per the present requirements. In both Houses, there were also a lack of convenient arrangements for the sitting of the MPs which was affecting the efficiency of the work of the Members.
Considering the above, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed resolutions urging the government to construct a new building for the Parliament. Consequently, on 10 December 2020, the foundation stone of the new building of Parliament was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The newly constructed Parliament building has been built in record time with quality construction.
Now the newly constructed building of Parliament, which will work to further enrich India’s glorious democratic traditions and constitutional values, is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which will help the Members to perform their functions in a better way. 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. Keeping in view the future requirements, arrangements have been made for a meeting of 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 300 members in the Rajya Sabha in the newly constructed building of the Parliament. The joint session of both Houses will be held in Lok Sabha Chamber only, and in that case, 1280 MPs will be able to sit there.
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