India’s new parliament building is likely to be inaugurated later this month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources say.
Sources say the new building, which is in its final stages, will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on May 28 as his reign completes nine years this month.
He was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014.
The four-storey building can accommodate 1,224 MPs, officials said. It also has a large Constitution hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, dining areas and ample parking.
Staff in both houses will wear a new uniform – one designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
The new structure has three doors – Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar, and separate entrances for MPs, VIPs and the visitors.
Sources say the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be held in the new building under the revised rules.
The foundation stone of the new parliament building was laid by Prime Minister Modi in December 2020.
To mark nine years of government under Narendra Modi, the BJP has planned a massive month-long “special contact campaign” across the country, covering all Lok Sabha constituencies. It starts on May 30 and ends on June 30.
PM Modi will launch the campaign with a huge rally on May 30, BJP sources said, adding that a second prime minister’s meeting will be held the following day, May 31. 51 meetings of senior BJP leaders are planned across the country.
BJP chief ministers, opposition leaders in states, MPs and MLAs will also be invited to these meetings and public gatherings.