PM Narendra Modi played out the noteworthy function for the new structure, which is relied upon to be finished by the 75th commemoration of India’s freedom and is assessed to cost Rs 971 crore.

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday boycotted the establishment stone-laying service of the new Parliament building, reprimanding the occasion at a time farmers were stayed outdoors outside Delhi in dissent against the Center’s new farm laws.

PM Narendra Modi played out the weighty service for the new structure, which is required to be finished by the 75th commemoration of India’s freedom and is assessed to cost Rs 971 crore.

Nobody from the Congress went to the noteworthy service – performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the sight of top lawmakers, industrialists and unfamiliar emissaries – a gathering functionary said.

The functionary said Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress pioneer in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were both welcome to the capacity however didn’t join in.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said history would record that when Kisans were battling for their privileges by fighting in the city, Prime Minister Modi was occupied with establishing the framework stone of the new Parliament.

“Dear PM, Parliament is not mortar and stones. It envisions democracy. It imbibes Constitution. It is economic-political-social equality. It is compassion and camaraderie. It is the aspirations of 130 crore Indians. What would a building built upon trampling of these values represent?” he tweeted.

Surjewala said in a democracy, power didn’t mean satisfying one’s impulses and likes, yet serving individuals and public interest. “Mr Modi, history will likewise record that when the ‘Annadata’ (food cultivator) was battling for his privileges for 16 days in the city, you were building a castle for yourself for the sake of Central Vista. In democracy, power isn’t a way to satisfy your impulses, yet is a mechanism for public help and public government assistance,” he said in another tweet in Hindi.

Senior Congress pioneer Jairam Ramesh said the current Parliament building “bears a striking similitude to the Chausath Yogini Temple in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, while the new Parliament bears a similarity to Pentagon in US”.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram stated, “The establishment for another Parliament building was laid on the vestiges of a liberal majority rules system.”

Congress representative Jaiveer Shergill said the choice to assemble the new structure was “relentless, silly and improper”.

“When the country is experiencing monetary downturn, the BJP as opposed to giving any concession is taking out an ‘spectacle parade,” he said.

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