New parliament building; Kamal Hassan raises issue with PM
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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Sunday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spell out the rationale behind constructing a new Parliament building for about Rs 1,000 crore “when half of India is hungry due to coronavirus pandemic triggered loss of livelihoods”.
“To protect whom is a new Parliament building being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore when half of India is hungry due to the coronavirus pandemic triggered loss of livelihoods,’ the Makkal Needhi Maiam leader asked in a tweet.
The new Parliament building is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 971 crore and the foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister on December 10.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a new Parliament building on December 10. He also performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the structure, which is expected to be completed by 2022.