Parliament Special Session Highlights: Proceedings Move To New Parliament Building

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Parliament Special Session Highlights: Proceedings Move To New Parliament Building

The sitting shifted to the new parliament building today.

New Delhi:

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met in the new parliament building today at 1:15 PM and 2:15 PM respectively.

A special five-day session of the parliament began on Monday with a discussion on the parliament’s journey of 75 years. Eight bills were listed for this current ongoing session. 

The sitting shifted to the new parliament building after a function in the central hall of the current building. 

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, JMM leader Shibu Soren and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi were invited to address the special function in Central Hall of Parliament as seniormost parliamentarians.

The new parliament building on Kartavya Path, the heart of Delhi, was opened by PM Modi. The building can seat 888 members in the Lok Sabha chamber and 300 in the Rajya Sabha chamber. 

The Parliament session will end on Friday.

Here are the HIGHLIGHTS from the Special Parliament Session:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to Rajya Sabha members to unanimously approve the women’s reservation bill – Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam – when it comes to the Upper House after being passed by Lok Sabha.

Speaking during the first sitting of Rajya Sabha in the new Parliament building, Modi said the bill will be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

“When the bill comes before you, I urge Rajya Sabha members to approve it unanimously,” PM Modi said.

The issue of reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies has been pending for several years.

Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Constitutional Amendment bill, Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, to reserve one-third of the seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women earlier in the day.

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PM Modi addresses MPs in new Parliament building. Here are the highlights of his speech:

  • We must forget all old bitterness as we make a new beginning. Whatever we do must be inspirational for the country and each of its citizens.
  • This building is new, everything here is new, all arrangement are new, but what links tomorrow and today – this is not new. 
  • The Sengol has the touch of Pandit Nehru’s hand. The sacred Sengol, which used to be in Pandit Nehru’s hand, is becoming a reason for inspiration for everyone.
  • A new tradition is going to begin. There’s a digital book in the new parliament which has the details of all labourers who built the new parliament.
  • Building has changed, emotion should not change. We should be dedicated towards the nation. Elections are far but the country will watch our behaviour. 
  • The world understands that only talks of women development is not enough, women-led development is necessary. 
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Ministers Move Out Of Old Parliament Building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari and other parliamentarians move out of the old Parliament building and proceed to the new building.

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  • India’s aspirations should be a priority. Can you a draw a big picture on a small canvas? Our canvas has to be bigger, then we can draw a bigger future of the country. India now will have to work on a bigger canvas. The time has gone for us to get into small things.We must work towards atmanirbhar bharat
  • There was a time when people used to question if my atmanirbhar model will become a threat to multilateralism. But within 5 years, the world began speaking about India’s atmanirbhar model. 
  • We must work with the mindset of crossing global benchmarks in all sectors. We must focus on quality to meet the world’s expectations. We are most populated country for the first time, that too with the greatest youth power.
  • Wherever Indians have gone, we have left signs of good deeds. We must take the right decisions at right time. India is on its way to make its businesses reach the global competition and markets. 
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India is resolved to be among top 3 economies. India will make it to top 3. The way India’s youth are going forward in the tech space, the world is in awe. Shacklers of slavery had chained the aspirations of the country. But now India doesn’t to stop anymore. Getting freedom from old laws and making new laws for the future is the MP’s responsibility.

Here Are The Highlights Of PM Modi’s Final Speech In Old Parliament

PM Modi on old Parliament building- 

  • This building and this central hall are in a way full with our emotions.
  • It is in this where in 1947, British rulers handed over the governance.
  • It is in this central hall where India’s flag and national anthem were adopted.
  • After 1952, 41 heads of state addressed the MPs in this central hall.
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Lok Sabha’s senior most member Maneka Gandhi says, “This is a historic day today and I am proud to be a part of this historic moment. We are going to a New Building and hopefully, this grand edifice will reflect the aspirations of a new Bharat. Today, I have been entrusted with the responsibility of addressing this esteemed assembly as the most senior parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha… I have spent most of my adult life in this institution and I have seen 7 Prime Ministers and the shaping of grand history. I had several terms as an independent member and finally joined the BJP under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Since then I have remained a proud member of BJP and this August House. I have tried to make the most of every minute I have spent here.”Image preview

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi says, “I am very happy and enthusiastic about the functions of the two Houses of the Parliament henceforth from the new building which is the symbol of new and emerging Bharat paving the way for a developed nation, as envisaged by Prime Minister, by 2047.”

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Update- Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs assemble in Central Hall of old Parliament building to celebrate country’s rich parliamentary legacy.  

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Parliamentarians’ Seating Plan During Joint Photo Session

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda were seated in the first row.
  • According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, first, a joint photograph will be taken of members of the Rajya Sabha and the 17th Lok Sabha. 
  • It will be followed by a group photograph of Rajya Sabha MPs and later, a group photograph of Lok Sabha members will be clicked.
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Cabinet ministers, leaders of parties having strengths of eight and above in the Lok Sabha and five and above in the Rajya Sabha, senior members, the oldest member, BJP president JP Nadda and the secretary-general of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were seated in the front row. 
Parliamentarians’ Seating Plan During Joint Photo Session

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda were seated in the first row.
  • According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, first, a joint photograph will be taken of members of the Rajya Sabha and the 17th Lok Sabha. 
  • It will be followed by a group photograph of Rajya Sabha MPs and later, a group photograph of Lok Sabha members will be clicked.
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Cabinet ministers, leaders of parties having strengths of eight and above in the Lok Sabha and five and above in the Rajya Sabha, senior members, the oldest member, BJP president JP Nadda and the secretary-general of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were seated in the front row. 
PM Modi, Other Parliamentarians Gather For Joint Photo Session

BJP MP Faints During Group Photo Session Of Parliamentarians

Security personnel at the Parliament building in the new uniform

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Women’s Reservation Bill Cleared In Key Cabinet Meeting, Sources Say

A bill to ensure the reservation of 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies was cleared by the Union cabinet on Monday evening, sources told NDTV. The government is yet to make an official announcement and skipped the customary briefing after the cabinet meet.

The meeting had spiked interest in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment earlier today that “historic decisions” will be taken in this special session.

A few key meetings held earlier added to the expectations — Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi met Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament

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Update- Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha members gather for group photograph hours before parliamentary proceedings shift to new Parliament building

  • The Indian parliament, through an official notification today, made the historic move from the well-loved circular Lutyens building to the mammoth lion-capitol-topped triangular edifice on Central Vista that is seen as the emblem of a New India.
  • Sources said after a photo session and a function in the Central Hall of the old parliament building, the Prime Minister will walk to the new Parliament House, carrying a copy of the Constitution. All the MPs will follow him on foot and later, meet at their respective chambers in the new parliament.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, JMM leader Shibu Soren and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi have been invited to address the special function in Central Hall of Parliament as seniormost parliamentarians.



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