A notification issued by the Finance Ministry said that the Center will launch a special coin of Rs 75 to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28. The notification said that the shape of the coin will be a circular shape with a diameter of 44 millimeters and it will be made of quaternary alloy – 50 per cent silver, 40 per cent copper, 5 per cent nickel, 5 per cent zinc.
“The obverse of the coin shall bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the inscription ‘SATYAMEV JAYETE’ flanked on the left periphery with the word ‘भारत’ in Devanagari script and on the right periphery with the word “INDIA” in English,” in the notification. Said, adding that the reverse side of the coin will display an image of the Parliament complex. The words ‘Sansad Sankul’ in Devanagari script will be inscribed on the upper periphery of the coin and ‘Parliament Complex’ in English on the lower periphery.
As many as 19 opposition parties, including Congress, Left, TMC, SP and AAP, came together on Wednesday and announced their decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying they see no value in it. A new building when the soul of democracy has been sucked out.
In a joint statement, the 19 parties said, “The decision by Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate the new Parliament House, completely bypassing President Murmu, is not only a grave affront, but a direct attack on our democracy, which is a demands a similar response.”
We announce our collective decision to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, the parties said.
We will continue to fight against this ‘authoritarian’ prime minister and his government – in letter, spirit, and substance – and take our message directly to the people of India, the opposition parties noted.
When asked about the opposition’s decision, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the government has invited all political parties and they will respond according to their intelligence. He also said that the event in which ‘Sengol’, a historical scepter of Tamil Nadu which was received by the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to represent the transfer of power from the British and which would be installed in the new Parliament House, should not happen. Connected to politics.
Government of India invites everyone to attend the inauguration. When asked about the boycott call, he told a press conference that everyone would act according to their own wisdom.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi termed the move by opposition parties as unfortunate and urged them to reconsider their stand. To boycott a non-issue and make an issue is most unfortunate. “I appeal to them to reconsider their decision and attend the programme,” Joshi said.