LIVE: PM Modi Inaugurates New Parliament Building; Places ‘Sengol

PM Modi inaugurates the new Parliament building and installs the historic 'Sengol' with utmost reverence, symbolizing India's democratic legacy.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a significant milestone on Sunday (May 28) as he unveiled the plaque, officially inaugurating the long-awaited new Parliament building. In a moment of reverence, PM Modi performed a puja and installed the revered ‘Sengol’ next to the Speaker’s chair in the Lok Sabha chamber. The historic ‘Sengol’ was handed over to him by Adheenams and holds great significance, having been accepted by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, at his residence on the eve of August 14, in the presence of esteemed leaders.

The inauguration ceremony commenced with a traditional ‘puja’ accompanied by Vedic rituals, which lasted for an hour. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla joined PM Modi during the puja, further dignifying the occasion. The inauguration is being conducted in two phases, with the puja held in a beautifully adorned pandal near the Gandhi statue in Parliament.

The newly constructed four-storey Parliament building stands as a marvel, with a total cost estimated at ₹970 crore. The project was designed by HCP Design, Planning and Management, an Ahmedabad-based firm, and executed by Tata Projects Limited. To ensure the utmost security, thousands of police personnel have been deployed in Lutyens’ Delhi, and multiple layers of barricades have been strategically placed around the new Parliament building.

The inauguration of the new Parliament building marks a significant step forward in India’s democratic journey, symbolizing the country’s commitment to progress and development. With its grandeur and architectural splendor, the new building is poised to serve as a beacon of governance and a testament to India’s vibrant democracy.

Here are the latest updates from the National Capital: PM Modi Unveils New Parliament Building 

  • 12:23/ New Parliament Witnesses Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh’s Prominent Presence in its Hallowed Halls

Prominent Presence of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Shines in the Hallowed Halls of the New Parliament

  • 12:00 PM/ Prime Minister Modi Makes Grand Entrance at Inauguration of New Parliament Building

Amidst Anticipation, Prime Minister Modi Takes Center Stage in Lok Sabha Chamber of Newly Constructed Parliament Building, Joined by Distinguished Members of Parliament and Chief Ministers from Across the States.

  • 11:32 AM/ Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM Chief, Addresses the ‘Coffin’ Controversy

Asaduddin Owaisi, the Chief of AIMIM, criticized the RJD by stating that they lack a clear stance on the issue. He questioned the choice of using the term “coffin” and suggested that alternative examples could have been used. Owaisi also highlighted the inconsistency of the RJD, mentioning their fluctuating positions on secularism and their support for Nitish Kumar, who had previously been associated with the BJP, as the Chief Minister.

  • 11:29 AM/ Union Minister Prahlad Joshi takes a swipe at Congress as new Parliament is inaugurated

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi expressed his criticism towards the Congress, stating that they cannot tolerate positive developments in the country and are spreading misinformation about the Sengol project. He emphasized the significance of Parliament as a sacred institution of democracy and stated that the people would respond fittingly to the manner in which the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has resorted to using offensive language against the new Parliament building.

  • 11:25 AM/ Prime Minister Modi’s 101st Episode of Mann Ki Baat Broadcasts Nationally at 11am on Last Sunday of Every Month

On the occasion of VD Savarkar’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, along with several Union ministers and MPs, offered floral tributes to him in the Central Hall of the historic Parliament building.

  • 11:10 AM/ Prime Minister Modi delivers a national address on “Mann ki Baat.”

PM Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through the 101st episode of Mann Ki Baat, his monthly radio programme, which is broadcast at 11am on the last Sunday of each month.

  • 10:57/ PM Modi Hails New Parliament Building as the “Cradle of Empowerment”

May this iconic building be a cradle of empowerment, igniting dreams and nurturing them into reality, says PM Modi on new Parliament building.

  • 10:48/ PM Modi’s Gesture of Reverence: He Bows Before the Constitution at New Parliament Inauguration

PM Modi Seeks Blessings and Reverence from High Priests in Tamil Nadu During New Parliament Inauguration

During the first half of the inauguration ceremony for the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a sacred ritual by prostrating before the Sengol and seeking blessings from esteemed high priests representing various adheenams in Tamil Nadu. Accompanied by the holy sceptre in his hand, PM Modi demonstrated his deep reverence for the spiritual traditions of the region.

  • 10: 17 AM/ Congress’ scathing attack on new Parliament building: PM Modi ‘self-glorifying authoritarian’

Congress Launches Strong Criticism Against PM Modi as New Parliament Building is Inaugurated, Accusing Him of Being a “Self-Glorifying Authoritarian” Disregarding Parliamentary Procedures

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Following the inauguration of the new Parliament building, the Congress party launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing him as a leader who prioritizes self-glorification and exhibits contempt for parliamentary protocols.

Expressing his criticism, Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary of Congress, drew attention to the historical significance of May 28th. He juxtaposed two key events, stating, “On this day, May 28th: Nehru, who made significant contributions to nurturing parliamentary democracy in India, was cremated in 1964. Savarkar, whose ideological influence played a role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, was born in 1883.”

  • 10:15 AM/ RJD Takes a Dig at New Parliament Building with ‘Coffin’ Remark

RJD Leader Shakti Singh Yadav Responds to Party’s Comparison of New Parliament with a Coffin, stating, “The depiction of a coffin in our tweet symbolizes the concern over democracy being undermined. Such an analogy will not be embraced by the nation. Parliament serves as the sanctum of democracy and serves as a forum for discussions.”

  • 9:45 AM/ Yogi Adityanath Extols PM Modi’s Leadership at Inauguration of New Parliament Building

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extends congratulations to the nation on the inauguration of the new Parliament building. He describes it as a historic moment, symbolizing the realization of the hopes, expectations, and aspirations of ‘New India’. The grand, magnificent, and inspiring new Parliament building was officially dedicated to the nation today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He expresses heartfelt congratulations to all citizens of the country.

  • 9:15 AM / Multi-Faith Prayer Ceremony Reverberates in New Parliament as PM Modi Leads the Occasion

The Sarva-Dharma Prarthana witnessed religious leaders chanting prayers in diverse languages, marking a harmonious gathering. Commencing the ceremony, PM Modi conducted a traditional ‘pooja’ accompanied by Vedic rituals. As a part of the rituals, PM Modi performed the “Ganapati Homam” to invoke divine blessings for the auspicious inauguration of the new Parliament building.

  • 9:05 AM / PM Modi Unveils Plaque as Multi-Faith Prayer Meeting Concludes at New Parliament Building

PM Modi Dedicates New Parliament Building to the Nation by Unveiling Inaugural Plaque

  • 9:00 AM/ PM Modi Engages with Diverse Individuals as Multi-Faith Prayer Meeting Concludes at New Parliament Building

  • 8:40 AM/ The sarv-dharma prayer ceremony witnesses the presence of various dignitaries alongside PM Modi.

The sarv-dharma prayer ceremony witnesses the presence of Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, S Jaishankar, and Jitendra Singh, along with chief ministers from several states and BJP president J P Nadda.

  • 8:29 AM/ PM Modi Leads ‘Sarv-dharma’ Prayers at New Parliament Building Inauguration Ceremony

  • 8:02/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates New Parliament Building, Marking a Historic Milestone

  • 8:00 AM/ PM Narendra Modi Honors Workers Involved in Construction and Development of New Parliament House
PM Modi Honors Construction Workers with Shawls and Mementoes ahead of New Parliament Building Inauguration.

  • 7:56 AM / PM Modi installs ‘Sengol‘ near Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair in new Parliament building.


  • 7:52 AM / PM Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Pay Floral Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament House Prior to New Building Inauguration

  • 7:48 AM / ‘Sengol’ Handed Over to PM Modi for Installation Near Speaker’s Chair in New Parliament Building

  • 7:47AM/ PM Modi Pays Reverence to ‘Sengol’ and Carries It into Lok Sabha Chamber of New Parliament Building

  • 7:30 AM / PM Modi Arrives at New Parliament Building for Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony will commence with a one-hour-long puja, following which the Prime Minister will be presented with the sacred ‘Sengol’ and proceed to install it in the new Parliament building.



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