Bengali Hunt Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new parliament building yesterday. However, social media is divided over the construction of the new parliament building at a cost of around Rs 1,000 crore. The Congress has also slammed the central government for constructing a new parliament building by spending so much money during this economic crisis. The Congress has likened the construction of this new parliament building to playing DJ at someone's funeral.
Congress spokesperson Joybir Shergill wrote on Twitter, “The decision to lay the foundation stone of the new parliament is absolutely shameful. Especially when the country is going through multiple crises. Money is being spent on this work from the side of the people in these difficult times. It's a lot like playing DJ at someone's funeral. On the one hand, the government is defeating the farmers by bringing black agriculture law. On the other hand, people's money is being squandered by constructing useless buildings. '
– Jaiveer Shergill (iveJaiveerShergill) December 10, 2020
On the other hand, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has also mocked the formation of a new parliament. He compared the old parliament building to the 64 Yogini temples in Madhya Pradesh and the new building to the Pentagon in the United States. ‘The present Parliament building is 64 in Morena, Madhya Pradesh [চৌষট্টি] The Yogini temple was built by the English in imitation. There may be more facilities in the new parliament building, but it's a lot like the Pentagon. '
Well, the existing Parliament building built by the Brits bears a remarkable similarity to the Chausath Yogini Temple in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, while the new ‘atmanirbhar’ Parliament building bears an eerie likeness to the Pentagon in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/Hy2u6fzlms
– Jairam Ramesh (Jairam_Ramesh) December 10, 2020
It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the new parliament building yesterday. The new four-storey building will have an area of 64,500 square meters. It will cost 961 crore rupees to make.