After much controversy, the highly debated New Parliament was given a green signal by The Honourable Supreme Court in its judgement of 2:1.
Amidst this, Swami Chakrapani, the Chairman of ” Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha” has demanded that the New Parliament should be named as- “Hindu Rashtra Bhawan”
Chakrapani in a tweet said that the proposal has also been forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Office as well. He further tweeted that on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, a signature programme would be organised all over the country to garner support from common people regarding the proposal.
It is being told that the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which is currently in charge of the government’s ambitious Central Vista Redevelopment Project, will start construction of the new Parliament soon after getting approval from the Heritage Conservation Committee.
According to the committee’s website, the chairman of the committee is a special secretary or additional secretary of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
The Committee was constituted in 1983 by adding clause (23) in the Delhi Building Construction Bye-Laws for the Protection of Heritage Buildings and Areas with Natural Resources in the National Capital.
A member from the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said- “CPWD will connect with the committee and will seek all the necessary permissions before beginning the construction of the new Parliament.
The Supreme Court in its judgement has asked that prior permission should be taken from the Heritage and Conservation Committee and other authorities before beginning the construction process.
The project was announced in September last year, in which a new triangular parliament house is to be constructed. It will have a seating capacity of 900 to 1200 MPs. If started on-time construction is said to be completed by August 2022, when the country will be celebrating its 75th anniversary of independence.