We’ll Go To New Parliament Building But Existing One Will Always Inspire Generations: PM Modi In Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday noted the historic moments that took place in the old Parliament building as the proceeding are set to take place in the new building from Tuesday.  Speaking at the special session of the Parliament in Lok Assembly, Modi said, "This old Parliament building was built with sweat, hardwork and money of our countrymen." Opening the session Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the Parliament proceedings will shift to new building from September 19, Tuesday. 

The five-day ‘Amrit Kaal’ session of the Parliament began on Monday in the old building after an all-a day after an-all party meeting was held in the national capital. 

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had earlier, described it as "special session"said that the session will run from September 18 to 22. 

But, later the government made it clear that it was a regular session, 13th session of the present Lok Sabha and 261st session of Rajya Sabha. . 

The session has been convened by the Centre, for which the announcement was last month, after which a row erupted between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Opposition Congress over business of the House. 

The government later released the agenda mentioning four bills, two will be taken up in the Lok Sabha and two in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage.

A bulletin was later released by the Center stating a "tentative" agenda for the session. 

Bills listed under the session’s ‘Legislative Business’ in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, include The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023, The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023 , The Post Office Bill, 2023, and The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023. 

Opposition parties have said that they will oppose the election commissioners appointment bill that seeks to replace CJI with a Union Minister in the appointment panel.

The Congress lashed out at the Center after it released the "tentative" agenda saying it was done under the pressure of a letter written by Sonia Gandhi. 

The party also said that it will oppose the Bill on the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner. Last week, Congress parliamentary party chief Sonia Gandhi wrote to PM Narendra Modi, saying that the agenda of the special Parliament session ought to be disclosed to all parties.