Supreme Court Rejects PIL Seeking Inauguration of New Parliament Building by Prez Murmu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha secretariat for the inauguration of the new Parliament building by President Droupadi Murmu.

While dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court bench remarked, “We know why you file such petitions, we are not inclined to entertain this.” “Be grateful that we are not imposing costs on you,” the bench added.

This PIL filed by advocate Jaya Sukin contended the statement issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat on May 18 and the invite issued by the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha about the inauguration of the new Parliament building are violative of the Constitution.

“The President is the first citizen of India and head of the institution of Parliament,” it noted and sought direction from the Supreme Court to facilitate the inauguration by Murmu.

The petitioner had stated the Union of India was ‘humiliating’ the president by not inviting her to the inauguration ceremony.

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