The old Parliament became a witness to many major incidents, the surrender and nuclear test of the Pakistani army is very special.

Old Parliaments: In the old Parliament itself, the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had appealed to the country to skip one meal every week as India was facing food shortage.

New Parliament Inauguration: The program for the inauguration of the new Parliament has started. ‘Sengol’ has been handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the puja-havan. After this, PM Narendra Modi installed ‘Sengol’ at par with the Speaker’s chair in the new Parliament. The new Parliament of the country is not only bigger than the old Parliament but also equipped with modern technology. The old Parliament may have become history today, but this Parliament has covered many important moments in the history of the country since before independence. Let us tell you about 5 such incidents which witnessed the old Parliament of the country.


New Parliament Building: Do you know these 5 important facts about the new parliament?
  1. Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi after independence- After the independence of the country on 15 August 1947, the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was the biggest incident in the country at that time, which witnessed the Parliament. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Then the chairman G.V. Mavalankar announced the death of Mahatma Gandhi during a sitting of the Lok Sabha on 2 February 1948. Mavalankar said, “Today we meet under the shadow of a double disaster, the tragic demise of one of the tallest figures of our era who led us from slavery to freedom and the re-emergence of political violence in our country. Has been.” There, Nehru said, “A glory is gone and the sun that warmed and brightened our lives has set and we are shivering in the cold and darkness.”
  2. Surrender of Pakistani Army- Year 1971 Bangladesh was born and Pakistan Army surrendered to Indian Army during the then PM Indira Gandhi’s tenure. The Parliament then also witnessed the announcement of the unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army in Bangladesh by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  3. Nuclear Tests – In 1974, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi made a detailed statement in Parliament on 22 July, apprising the House of the “peaceful nuclear test” at Pokhran and the reaction of other countries. Nearly 24 years later in 1998, then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee declared India a nuclear-weapon state after scientists conducted five underground nuclear tests on May 11 and May 13 of that year.
  4. Emergency – When the Lok Sabha met after the imposition of Emergency in the year 1975, the House witnessed protests by several members against the government’s move to suspend the rights of private members to raise issues in the House. Deputy Home Minister F.H. Mohsin announced the imposition of Emergency by the President in the Lok Sabha meeting on July 21, 1975. Lok Sabha members Somnath Chatterjee, Indrajit Gupta, Jagannathrao Joshi, H.N. Mukherjee, P.K. Dev protested the suspension of his rights.
  5. Coalition era- After the weakening of the Congress party, the politics of the country entered the coalition, the witness of that time was also the old Parliament. With the country’s politics entering the coalition era in 1989, Parliament witnessed frequent changes of governments till 1998, when the BJP formed a coalition under the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In the year 2014, after a long time, Narendra Modi became the head of such a government which had absolute majority. The work on the new Parliament started and was inaugurated only during the Narendra Modi government.


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