New Delhi (EMS). The national flag was hoisted for the first time in the new Parliament House on Sunday. Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hoisted the flag at the courtyard of the new Parliament Building. During this, after the national anthem, both of them saluted the national flag. All the Union Ministers and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhary were present in the event. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge was present in Hyderabad to attend the party’s working committee meeting, hence he did not attend. It is noteworthy that an all-party meeting has been called today before the special session of Parliament on Monday. The central government has called a special session of Parliament from September 18 to September 22. The special session of Parliament will begin in the old building and parliamentary business will move to the new building on Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19.
Special session of Parliament will be held in the new building
The proceedings of the special session of Parliament, which will run from September 19 to 22, will be held in the new building. At the same time, offices have also been allotted to the Union Ministers in the new Parliament. 11 senior ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari have been allotted offices on the ground floor, others will have offices on the first floor. It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the new building right in front of the old Parliament on 10 December 2020. The new Parliament has been completed after 29 months and a cost of Rs 973 crore.
The issue of receiving the invitation letter was raised late.
Some party leaders also said that they could not attend the program due to late receipt of invitation letters for the program. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, reacting to the parties’ statement, said that it is not true that they received the invitation for the flag hoisting ceremony ‘very late’ and Mallikarjun Kharge did not participate in the ceremony. Joshi said that if the invitation was sent late, then how did Congress leader Adhir Ranjan come? But Mallikarjuna did not come. He said that Congress always wants to do politics. The same argument was also given by some other opposition parties like TMC.
Am I not enough: Adhir Ranjan
When asked by the media, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhary said on this issue, ‘Am I not enough? If I am not useful here, tell me I will leave, focus on the people who are here, I am here, isn’t that enough for media people. Let us tell you that the dress code of the employees in the new Parliament House has also changed. Nehru jacket and khaki colored pants have been included under the new dress code for Parliament staff. According to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, bureaucrats will wear magenta or dark pink Nehru jackets instead of closed neck suits. His shirt will also be in dark pink color with a lotus flower design.
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