New Parliament Inauguration LIVE Updates: PM Modi To Inaugurate New Parliament Building Today

New Parliament Inauguration live: The new parliament building also offers more space.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new parliament building today. Around 60 religious heads have also been invited to the event.

A havan will take place in the Parliament premises outside the new building around 7 am where the ceremonial sceptre ‘Sengol’ will be handed over to Prime Minister Modi by the high priests of the Shaivite order. Two short films will be screened in the Parliament building, followed by Prime Minister Modi’s address.

The new parliament building also offers more space than the current building which was built in 1927.

With carpets from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, bamboo flooring from Tripura and stone carvings from Rajasthan, the new Parliament building “reflects India’s diverse culture“.

The interior has three national symbols – the lotus, the peacock and the banyan tree – as its themes.

The triangular-shaped four-storey parliament building has a built-up area of 64,500 sqm. The building has three main gates – Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar.

The present parliament building was completed in 1927 and is nearly a century old.

The new parliament building, built by Tata Projects Ltd, has a grand constitution hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for MPs, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space.

While 25 parties have confirmed their attendance, some parties have announced a boycott. These include Congress, AAP, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Shiv Sena (UBT), Samajwadi Party (SP), Communist Party of India,Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Janata Dal (United), Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) among others.

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