New Delhi : A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding that the President should inaugurate the new building of Parliament. The petition has been filed by CR Jaya Sukin, a Supreme Court lawyer.
The petitioner sought a direction from the court to the Lok Sabha Secretariat to issue guidelines for the inauguration of the new Parliament building by the President. The petition states that the President is an integral part of the Parliament. Not inviting her to the inauguration ceremony is against constitutional principles. It has been said in the petition that according to Article 79 of the Constitution, the Parliament is formed by combining the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. In such a situation, an unconstitutional act has been done by keeping the President away from this inauguration ceremony.
Significantly, the new building of Parliament is going to be inaugurated on May 28. It is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At present, 19 opposition parties have announced boycott of the inauguration ceremony of the new building of the Parliament House, demanding that the inauguration be done by the President.