NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28.
This was announced by the Lok Sabha Secretariat said in a statement. The new Lok Sabha building can accommodate 888 members, it said. The present Lok Sabha building can accommodate some 543 members and the Rajya Sabha building can sit 250 members.
The current parliament building was built in 1927 and is now going to be almost 100 years old. The lack of space was felt as per the present requirements, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met PM Modi on Thursday and invited him to inaugurate the new parliament building. The constriction of the building is complete now and it symbolises the spirit of a self-reliant India, or “aatmanirbhar Bharat”.