PM Modi to inaugurate the new Parliament building, oppositions including Congress raised questions

Aditi ShrivastavaPublish Date: 21 May, 2023

The new Parliament House is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28, which happens to be the birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

There is wide speculation regarding whether the selection of this particular date is merely a coincidence or if it reflects a deliberate strategy by the central government.With the imminent inauguration of the new Parliament building, there is speculation surrounding Prime Minister Modi's intention to pay homage to the esteemed freedom fighter Veer Savarkar by scheduling the ceremony on May 28, which coincides with Savarkar's birth anniversary.

However, the government has not yet provided any official confirmation regarding a direct connection between Savarkar's birth anniversary and the inauguration of the new parliament building. The opposition, specially Congress has raised multiple questions on choosing the partciular date fro the same.

The construction of the new Parliament House was successfully completed in under two and a half years, and Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone on December 10, 2020. The new facility has the capacity to accommodate 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 384 members in the Rajya Sabha, in contrast to the existing Parliament House, which can seat 550 members in the Lok Sabha and 250 members in the Rajya Sabha.

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