In a significant embarrassment to the Congress party that has been attacking PM Modi for laying the basis stone for the new Parliament building, a doc has surfaced exhibiting that the Congress chief and former Lok-Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar had specified acceptance for the developing in 2012. Moments Now has accessed a letter of an Officer on Exclusive Duty (OSD) to the ex-Lok Sabha Speaker despatched to the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The letter said that the Speaker has offered approval for the design of new Parliament making and that she mentioned that the difficulty should be provided top rated priority.
#Exclusive #Breaking | Periods NETWORK’s Group Editor-Politics Navika Kumar accesses a 2012 letter by an officer on exclusive duty to City Enhancement Ministry declaring that the then Speaker Meira Kumar had accorded approval of the new Parliament setting up.
— Times NOW (@TimesNow) December 11, 2020
The letter was despatched by the OSD to the then secretary of the urban progress ministry on July 13, 2012 when Congress-led UPA was in power at the Centre. The letter examine, “The Parliament making was created in the 1920s and commissioned in 1927 has been declared Heritage Grade-I creating. Above the many years on account of ageing and over-use the Parliament Household setting up started off exhibiting the signs of distress at several areas. The current sitting ability of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is very likely to go up right after 2026”.
The letter further stated that if Women’s Reservation Bill was passed the strength of the Lok Sabha may possibly go up even before 2026. “The seat is Lok Sabha may well go up right before 2026 also if Women’s Reservation Monthly bill giving for augmented strength is passed by the Parliament. In this kind of a situation it will be needed to have a new Lok Sabha chamber with more substantial sitting capacity”, the letter read.
The letter requested the urban progress ministry to give ideal guidance to the Central Public Is effective Division (CPWD) to establish an place in the proximity to the Parliament Residence Elaborate and to find a acceptable place for developing a state of the artwork new Parliament making.
Congress had boycotted the stone-laying ceremony of the new Parliament constructing
Congress party had boycotted the basis stone-laying ceremony of the new Parliament creating on December 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi experienced carried out the Bhumi Pujan of the new Parliament setting up but no Congress chief participated in the celebration. In get to strike a chord with the protesting ‘farmers’, the Congress get together experienced criticised the Prime Minister for laying the basis stone at a time when the ‘farmers’ have been protesting towards the farm laws. Taking a dig at the Primary Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, the Chief Spokesperson of the Congress get together, mentioned that history would remember that when farmers ended up fighting for their legal rights by protesting on streets, Primary Minister Modi was hectic laying the foundation stone of the new Parliament.
Parliament is not mortar & stones,
It envisions Democracy,
It imbibes Constitution,
It is Economic-Political-Social Equality,
It is Compassion & Camaraderie,
It is aspirations of 130 Cr Indians.
What would a creating developed upon trampling of these values symbolize? pic.twitter.com/Gp8hGj8lIK
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) December 10, 2020
“Dear PM, Parliament is not mortar and stones, It envisions democracy, It imbibes Constitution, It is economic-political-social equality, It is compassion and camaraderie, It is the aspirations of 130 crore Indians. What would a setting up designed on trampling of these values depict?”, Surjewala experienced tweeted.
The Bhumi Pujan ceremony of the new Parliament developing had irked the ‘secular’ forces in the country. Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra experienced expressed displeasure on the Bhumi Pujan stating that the Prime Minister of a nation should really lay the foundation stone and not accomplish Bhumi Pujan, in a ‘secular’ multi-religion democracy.