Sneak peek of new Parliament building set to be unveiled by PM Modi on Sunday

PM Modi will on Sunday inaugurate new Parliament building in the national capital, despite 19 opposition parties' joint statement announcing

Published on May 24, 2023 07:24 PM IST 8 Photos

The foundation stone for the new Parliament building was laid on December 10, 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (HT_PRINT)

On March 30, PM Modi paid an unexpected visit to the newly constructed Parliament building. Accompanied by Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Modi took the opportunity to personally assess the progress and development of the facilities in both houses of parliament. (ANI)

In anticipation of future requirements, the newly constructed Parliament building has been designed to accommodate a larger number of members. The Lok Sabha will now have arrangements to seat 888 members, a significant increase from the current provision of 543 members. Similarly, the Rajya Sabha will be able to accommodate 384 members, compared to the existing capacity of 250. (ANI)


The upcoming new Parliament building will feature the installation of a historic sceptre called the ‘Sengol’ that carries profound symbolism representing the transfer of power. This revered item was initially presented to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, signifying the momentous occasion of British relinquishing control and India's emergence as an independent nation. Crafted out of silver with a gold coating, the 'Sengol' boasts a sacred Nandi atop it, characterized by its unwavering gaze and represents the embodiment of 'Nyaya' (Justice).(ANI)

An aerial view showcases the majestic New Parliament House located in New Delhi. Invitations have been extended to Members of Parliament (MPs) from both Houses in both physical and digital formats. In light of the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28, President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar are expected to share congratulatory message, ANI reported.(ANI)