New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building in Delhi tomorrow. 19 opposition parties have decided to boycott the ceremony.
In this case, lawyer Jaya Sukhin filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking President Draupadi Murmu to order the inauguration of the new Parliament building. The petition came up for hearing yesterday in a bench comprising Justices Maheshwari and Narasimha.
Lawyer Jaya Sukhin argued, “Under Article 79 of the Constitution, the executive head of the country is the President. He should have been invited to the inauguration of the new parliament building. Not inviting him is tantamount to insulting the President. Therefore, the Supreme Court should direct President Draupadi Murmu to inaugurate the new Parliament building. If the Supreme Court does not hear this petition, it should be allowed to withdraw the petition,” he said.
Appearing for the central government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, “If this petition is allowed to be withdrawn, it will be filed in the High Court.”
The judges then said, “This court understands why and how this petition was filed. The Court did not wish to hear the petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. This petition is allowed to be withdrawn and dismissed.
75 Rupees Special Coin: In a statement issued by the Union Finance Ministry, it has been said that: A special coin of 75 rupees is being issued on the occasion of the opening of the new Parliament. The coin is composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, 5 percent nickel and 5 percent zinc.
One side of the coin features the lion faces of the Ashoka pillar and the inscription Satyameva Jayate at the bottom. On the other side will be the Parliament building. At the top of it is written Sansat Sankul in Devanagari script and at the bottom Parliament Complex is written in English. The design of the coin will be as per the guidelines mentioned in Article 1 of the Indian Constitution. It says so.