A new Parliament building is under consideration

first_imgNew Delhi: Reiterating the demand for a new parliament building with ultra modern facilities, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Saturday that the proposal regarding construction of a new Parliament building is under consideration and a final call in this regard has not yet been taken.During his second interaction with mediapersons, the Speaker said that requirement of a new parliament building is need of the hour. Several groups have been formed for taking suggestions from various people, including parliamentarians, on the issue, Birla said, adding that the current parliament building may also be modernised. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Speaking in the House during the just-concluded session, Birla had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the expansion and modernisation of Parliament Building in his resolution for ‘New India’, on the completion of the 75th year of India’s Independence. He also had said that it is the aspirations of “all of us” that Parliament Building of the largest democracy of the world should be the most magnificent and attractive. In a related development, the Speaker has also stressed on roping in experts to brief members about the Bills prior to introduction in the House. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The experts would be associated in briefing the members on different aspects of the Bills introduced in the House as such an arrangement would help in facilitating a better understanding of the background and scope of legislative proposals brought by the government on the floor of the House,” the Speaker said. As per official sources, the team of experts would comprise of former members, academicians, researchers, etc. Talking about the just-concluded session, Birla said, “The proceeding of Lok Sabha was not adjourned even once during the session and as a result, it sat for 72 hours more than its allocated time, which is equivalent to working of 12 sittings.”last_img

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