What is Parliament Opening Controversy?

               1.What is Parliament Opening Controversy?

 The new parliament will be inaugurated on 28 May. Controversy regarding inauguration is in front. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha has invited the Prime Minister regarding the controversy over who should inaugurate the new Parliament. The opposition is not accepting this, they say that it should be inaugurated by the President and some people believe that the Lok Sabha Speaker should inaugurate the Parliament because the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, so he should inaugurate the Parliament. .

 When was the foundation stone of the new parliament laid?

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of the new building of the Parliament of India on 10 December 2022.

 Where is the new parliament being constructed?

The new Parliament House is proposed to be built near the existing Parliament House. It will be a triangular building while the existing Parliament House is circular.

 Why is the new parliament being built?

According to the government and officials, the need for the construction of a new building was felt due to the increasing work of the Parliament. The present Parliament House was built during the British era, which is about 100 years (93 years) old and lacks space and state-of-the-art facilities.

 What are the features of the new Parliament?

In the new building of Parliament, seating arrangements have been made for 888 members of the lower house, Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha will be on the ground floor in the new building.

At the same time, 384 members of the Upper House Rajya Sabha will be able to sit in it.

This has been done keeping in mind the increase in the number of MPs in future.

India currently has 543 seats in the Lok Sabha and 245 in the Rajya Sabha.

During the joint sitting of the new Parliament House, 1272 members will be able to sit there.

 Key facts about Indian Parliament

 The Indian Parliament is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India.

India has a bicameral legislature composed of the President and two houses: the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

In a parliamentary system, the President in his role as head of the legislature has full power to summon and prorogue the Houses of Parliament or to dissolve the Lok Sabha.

The President exercises these powers on the advice of the Prime Minister and his Union Council of Ministers.

The people and ministers elected or nominated by the President to either House of the Parliament are called Members of Parliament.

Members of Parliament, Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people of India through voting in single-member districts.

The Rajya Sabha is elected by proportional representation by the members of all the State Legislative Assemblies. The Parliament has a sanctioned strength of 543 in the Lok Sabha and 245 in the Rajya Sabha, consisting of 12 nominees from various fields of expertise in literature, arts, science and social service. The Parliament meets in the Parliament House in New Delhi.

 The Lok Sabha consists of directly elected representatives of the people of the nation, whose maximum number is 550.Rajya Sabha is a permanent house with a maximum strength of 250 members.

The election/nomination of the members of Rajya Sabha is for 6 years. Whose 1/3 members keep retiring every 2 years.In the parliamentary system, at present the number of members of the Lok Sabha is 543 and the number of members of the Rajya Sabha is 245.

 Construction of Indian Parliament:

The construction of our country’s Parliament House began in 1921 and was completed in 1927 and the foundation stone was laid by HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn in February 1921. It took five years to complete this building.

The Parliament House was designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and constructed between 1921 and 1927.

As part of the Government of India’s new Central Vista redevelopment project, a building for Parliament is ready to be inaugurated on 28 May, just opposite the current one.

New Buildings In 2019, the Government of India launched the Central Vista Redevelopment Project, a multi-billion dollar project to redevelop Central Vista, a central administrative region of India near Raisina Hill, New Delhi. Construction of a new parliament building, accommodation for all the members will also be built in the secretariat.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building was held in October 2020 and the foundation stone was laid on 10 December 2020. 



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