The matter of the inauguration of the new Parliament House has reached the Supreme Court. A petition has been filed demanding the court to order that the President should inaugurate the new complex of the Parliament House. The application, filed by advocate CR Jaya Sukin, has said that the court should order the Lok Sabha Secretariat that the inauguration should be done by the President. Referring to the statement issued by the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha on May 18, the lawyer said that it has been said that the PM will inaugurate. It is a violation of the constitution and the President should be called for the inauguration.
Referring to Article 79 of the Constitution, the petitioner said that Parliament means both the Houses and the President. Parliament is formed by combining all the three. Thus the President is an integral part of the Parliament and its custodian. The petition said that the President is considered to be the first citizen of the country, who summons and ends the session of the Parliament. He administers the oath to the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Not only this, if any bill is approved, it is in the name of the President only. It was said in the petition that in such a situation, not inviting the President to the inauguration of Parliament is an insult to him and a violation of the Constitution.
Questioning the statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the petitioner’s lawyer said that there is a violation of the Constitution. While issuing this statement, the rules were not taken care of. The petitioner said, ‘President Draupadi Murmu has not been invited. The President of India holds certain powers and is a part of many important events. Many powers related to executive, legislature, judiciary and military come under the President. Let us inform that a total of 19 parties including Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party have decided to boycott the inauguration of the Parliament House, while 17 parties have announced their participation in it.
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