900 crores spending amid pandemic on the new parliament
There has been almost a centenary, since the foundation stone laying ceremony of the old Parliament building, which then holds the Imperial Legislative Council, on February 12, 1921, by the visiting Duke of Connaught, Prince Arthur. The Duke had then said, “A great Englishman has truly said — Architecture has its political use; public buildings being the ornament of a country; it establishes a nation; and makes a people love their native country, which passion is the origin of all great actions in a Commonwealth.”
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid down the foundation stone for the all-new Parliament building. Objections hauled up on non -the appearance of the nation’s President and Vice-President, who is also Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, at the function. However, The Lok Sabha Secretariat was geared up to retaliate such shoots. Unfurling the past chronicles, the Annexe’s stone was set down in the absence of the President by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Another, when the Prime Minister laid the stone for a library building. since the Prime Minister was offering the ceremony, the Vice-President, who is in the lead of him in the order of precedence, cannot be present.
Amid Covid -19, Spending 200 billion rupees ($2.7bn) on the gigantic project of new parliament construction and Letting citizens fight with the unprecedented pandemic. It’s utterly insensible.
Tikender Singh Panwar, an opposition politician and an expert on urbanization, declared it a “big scandal in the making”.
Congress party shunned the function and lambasted the government for the event saying, “at a time when the farmers are protesting to save their basic thali is equivalent to playing DJ music inside a funeral ground”
Why do you want to spend Rs 1000 crore on renting space when government is the landowner?: @HardeepSPuri, Urban Development Minister, tells Navika Kumar on @thenewshour Special Edition. pic.twitter.com/85xHVSlWkz
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The AAP party also joined the hands to bang the government saying, “It is historical. The peasants are fighting for their right on the streets in severe cold, water splashes and police sticks on them. And the “head-servant” is doing the ground worship of the new Parliament of 971 crores.”
The Supreme Court on Monday, Chagrin over the government’s rush to set off the project before it had considered the pleas.
“Democracy in India has always been a means of resolving differences along with governance. There is always room for differences but never disconnected, our democracy has moved forward with this goal,” PM Modi acknowledged during the foundation stone laying event.