Ceremony Parliament Building
According to the claim made by attorney CR Jaya Sukin, the invitations sent out by the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha for the opening ceremony of the new building and the statement made by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on May 18 both violate the Indian Constitution. The argument emphasised that the president is the first citizen of India and the head of the parliamentary institution and that the Indian President is consulted before all significant national decisions are made.
It further said that the President has the power to call a session of parliament, prorogue it, or dissolve the Lok Sabha. The parliament, which is made up of the President, the Rajya Sabha, and the two Houses, is the highest legislative body in India. The argument was made that the President is a crucial component of the parliament and shouldn’t be excluded from the inauguration, citing Article 79 of the Indian Constitution.
Supreme Court decision
The petitioner, attorney CR Jaya Sukin, has no jurisdiction to file such applications, the Supreme Court ruled on a vacation bench of Justices JK Maheshwari and PS Narasimha, adding that he should be appreciative that the Court was not imposing costs. The court also denied a petition that asked it to give the Lok Sabha Secretariat instructions to arrange for Droupadi Murmu, the president of India, to inaugurate the new parliament building.
The court also inquires of the attorney, “What is your locus?” We understand the purpose behind your petitions. Under Article 32, we are hesitant to intervene. The petitioner requested approval to withdraw the plea, but this was denied. If a withdrawal is permitted, he will be free to appeal to the High Court. These cannot be justified in court. It should be noted by the court. The petitioner in person asks to withdraw after a lengthy argument. The petition was denied by the court. On May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to officially open the new parliament building.