The case of the inauguration of the new Parliament House reached the Supreme Court, an appeal to the President, said unconstitutional
Petition filed to inaugurate the new Parliament House with President Draupadi Murmu.
The invitation letter issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat violates the Constitution.
New Delhi, A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Lok Sabha Secretariat to get the new Parliament building inaugurated by President Draupadi Murmu. The petition, filed by advocate Jaya Sukin, argued that the statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on May 18 for the inauguration of the new Parliament House and the invitation letter issued by the Lok Sabha Secretary General violate the Constitution.
It has been mentioned in the petition that the President is the first citizen of India and the head of the Parliament and the court has been requested to give a direction to inaugurate the new Parliament House by the President. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the new Parliament House on May 28 following the invitation issued by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
The petition mentions that as per the Constitution, the President and both the houses of the top legislature – the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha – will be part of the Parliament. It argued, “Furthermore, Article 87 states that at the beginning of each session of Parliament, the President shall address both Houses of Parliament and inform them of the purpose of calling its meeting. But the defendants (Lok Sabha Secretariat and Centre) are trying to humiliate the President.
It said, “President Draupadi Murmu has not been invited to inaugurate the new Parliament House.” have decided to do.
Tags: Indian Parliament, PM narendra modi, President Draupadi Murmu
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 25, 2023, 17:33 IST