Kharge, Rahul skip flag hoisting at New Parliament Building, Adhir attends
A day before the start of the special Parliament Session, Vice-President, and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday hoisted the National Flag at the top of Gaja Dwar of the new Parliament Building, dubbing it as a ‘historic moment’.
Speaking to media, Dhankhar said, “It is a historic moment. Bharat is witnessing epochal change. The world is in total recognition of the mighty power and contribution of Bharat. We are living in times, where we are witnessing development, achievements which we never dreamt of…”
The five-day special Parliament session is scheduled to begin on September 18.
Besides the Rajya Sabha Chairman, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union ministers V Muraleedharan, Piyush Goyal, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Pramod Tiwari were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Sunday missed the function citing the scheduled two-day meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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