A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction that the New Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President of India, and not by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The petitioner, a practicing lawyer, C R Jaya Sukin, had filed the petition in the Indian Top Court, and said that the Lok Sabha Secretariat violated the Constitution by not inviting the President for the inauguration.
“The statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on May 18 and invites issued by Secretary general, Lok Sabha about inaugurate the new Parliament building is an arbitrary manner without proper perusal of the records and without proper application of mind,” the petitioner, Sukin, claimed in his plea, filed before the Supreme Court.
Sukin said that the matter is likely to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court very soon.
Petitioner stated that the Respondents, Central government and Lok Sabha Secretariat, has violated the Indian Constitution and it is not being respected.
“The Parliament is the supreme legislative body of India. The Indian Parliament comprises of the President and the two Houses – Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and Lok Sabha (House of the People). The President has the power to summon and prorogue either House of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha,” the petition, filed by Sukin, before the Supreme Court said.