Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament on 28 May.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 may new parliament building will inaugurate the The opposition is attacking the Center on this issue. The opposition demands that the inauguration of the new Parliament House should be done not by the Prime Minister but by the President. Congress President attacking the government Mallikarjun Kharge He has even said that a Dalit and a tribal has been made the President to take advantage of the elections.
In such a situation, the question is that who should inaugurate the new Parliament House, the Prime Minister or the President. Know how the debate started and what the constitution says.
How did the debate start?
The new four-storied parliament has 888 seats for the Lok Sabha and 384 for the Rajya Sabha. On May 18, a statement was issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament House on May 28 as a symbol of self-reliant India. The opposition has made this issue an issue.
In this matter, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge targeted the opposition through several tweets. He wrote in a tweet that the RSS and the BJP government have reduced the office of the President to symbolism. Before Congress President Rahul Gandhi and now many leaders of the opposition are saying the same thing.
It looks like the Modi Govt has ensured election of President of India from the Dalit and the Tribal communities only for electoral reasons.
While Former President, Shri Kovind was not invited for the New Parliament foundation laying ceremony
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) May 22, 2023
What does the constitution say?
Constitution expert and parliamentary affairs expert SK Sharma It is said that there is any such provision in the constitution that who will inaugurate such a building. The Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the President are integral parts of the Parliament. The President is an important part of the Parliament. This is called session. Let’s dissolve. Only the President passes the bill and in this way it takes the form of law.
He says, when it comes to taking such decisions which are not mentioned in the constitution or there is no section or rule, then in such situations the houses (Lok Sabha-Rajya Sabha) follow the past traditions. A decision is taken on the basis of the steps taken earlier in a particular case. However, there is no rule in the constitution regarding the inauguration of a building.
If you look at a similar case, in August 1975, when the Parliament Annexe building was completed, it was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Now Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has given a befitting reply regarding this matter by besieging the Congress. He says that when the Parliament Library was built in 1987, it was also inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Hardeep Puri says that when the head of your government can inaugurate, then why not the head of our government.
28 May and the Savarkar Connection
There is another reason for the objection of the Congress. The party says that the BJP has chosen the date of May 28, which is the birth date of Veer Savarkar, for the inauguration of the new parliament. Some time ago, BJP’s IT Chief Amit Malviya tweeted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28, 2023, on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the great son of the nation.
Amit Malviya’s tweet
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on 28th May 2023, which is also the 140th birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the great son of India.
Veer Savarkar was born on 28th May 1883 in Bhagur.
The new Parliament is designed to
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 19, 2023
Expressing his anger on Twitter, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh wrote, “This is an insult to the Father of the Nation.”