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New Parliament: PM Calls it ‘Historic’; Cong Says ‘Desperation’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 10 December laid the foundation stone for a new Parliament building at Central Vista in Delhi.

Calling it a historic day, PM Modi said that the new Parliament building will realise the needs of a 21st century-India.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to ask what would a building built upon trampling democratic values represent.

Catch all the live updates on the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Parliament building here.
Snapshot
  • PM Modi said that the new Parliament building will fulfill the needs of a 21st Century India
  • A ‘sarva dharma prarthana’ was observed following the laying of the foundation stone of the new Parliament building
  • The event was also attended by Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi and Hardeep S Puri
  • While BJP leaders and ministers congratulated PM Modi, Congress called the move ‘desperation’ and ‘insecurity’
  • Under the proposed Central Vista Redevelopment plan, India is set to get a new Parliament building by July 2022
5:44 PM , 10 Dec

'Impressive Project': Ratan Tata on New Parliament Building

Ratan Tata, whose Tata Projects Ltd will be constructuing the new Parliament, told ANI that it’s an ‘impressive project’.

“It is an impressive project and I wish it all success. I am privileged to be invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony,” he said.

Catch all the live updates on the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Parliament building here.
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5:25 PM , 10 Dec

'Foundation on the Ruins of Liberal Democracy': P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram tweeted that the foundation for a new Parliament was laid on the ‘ruins of a liberal democracy’.

Catch all the live updates on the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Parliament building here.
5:12 PM , 10 Dec

'Building Built Upon Trampling Democratic Values': Surjewala

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to ask what would a building built upon trampling democratic values represent.

Catch all the live updates on the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Parliament building here.
4:58 PM , 10 Dec

'Desperate Desire to Build Bigger and Scream Louder': Congress

The Congress Party, from its official handle tweeted that the ‘desperate desire to build bigger and scream louder comes from a deep-seated insecurity.’

Catch all the live updates on the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Parliament building here.
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Published: 10 Dec 2020, 9:02 AM IST
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