SC rejects plea seeking inauguration of new parliament by president

A new parliament building is currently under construction in New Delhi.
A new parliament building in in New Delhi.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Secretariat to inaugurate the new parliament building by the president.

A vacation bench comprising Justices JK Maheshwari and PS Narasimha told the petitioner-in-person, why he has come to the court with such a petition and emphasized that the court is not interested in entertaining it under Article 32, IANS reported.
The bench asked the petitioner, how is Article 79 relevant here.
Advocate CR Jaya Sukin said the president is the head of Parliament and it totally violates Articles 79 and 87. Sukin argued that since the president is the head of Parliament, he should inaugurate the building, and questioned, how can the PM inaugurate the new Parliament building.
The plea said that the statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on May 18 and invites issued by secretary general, Lok Sabha about inaugurating the new Parliament building is an arbitrary manner without proper perusal of the records and without proper application of mind.

The plea contended that the prime minister (PM) is appointed by the president and other ministers are appointed by the president on the advice of the PM.

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