Sunday , July 14 2024
Home / National / Inauguration of New Parliament Building: Supreme Court to hear PIL petition

Inauguration of New Parliament Building: Supreme Court to hear PIL petition

[ad_1]

New Delhi: After President Draupadi Murmu filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the government to inaugurate the new Parliament House, the court decided to hear the PIL on Friday.

A bench of Justice JK Maheshwari and Justice PS Narasimha will hear the PIL.

In a petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer CR Jaya Sukin, it has been said that the Central Government has violated the Constitution of India by not including the President in the inauguration.

 

The petition said the President has the power to summon and prorogue the House and dissolve Parliament or the Lok Sabha. The petition contended that it was improper for the Central Government not to invite the President to the inauguration ceremony. It is an integral part of Parliament. Why was the President kept away from the foundation stone programme? The petition said that the decision not to invite the President to the inauguration ceremony was improper.

 

20 opposition forces including Congress, TMC, AAP, AIMIM and JDU said they will boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament House by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28. Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building. May 28 at the invitation of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.