Glimpse of New Parliament. (Photo/ Central Vista)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea that sought the President to inaugurate the new Parliament building instead of the Prime Minister.
The PIL, filed by Advocate C R Jaya Sukin, was turned down by a bench of Justices J K Maheshwari and P S Narasimha. The bench stated that it is not the court’s function to look into the matter.
The petitioner argued that the action to have the Prime Minister inaugurate the building violates Article 79 of the Constitution.
It’s notable that 19 Opposition parties are boycotting the upcoming inaugural ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament on May 28, 2023. (PW Desk)