Despite the ongoing political battle between the Modi government and Opposition parties over the upcoming inauguration of the new Indian Parliament building, exclusive visuals of the new parliament have been released.
A short video shared on PM Modi’s twitter feed shows the new Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers from a high angle, capturing the large halls fitted with modern communications suites.
It also has a grand Constitution hall to showcase India's democratic heritage, dining areas and ample parking space.
The interior has three national symbols - the lotus, the peacock and the banyan tree - as its themes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new parliament building on Sunday. The event will start with a havan in the morning, where the ceremonial sceptre Sengol will be handed over to PM Modi by the high priests of the Shaivite order.
The Sengol will be installed near the Speaker's chair.
Twenty-five political parties will attend the event, while 20 opposition parties have boycotted it. A joint statement of 19 opposition parties in India, including Congress, said that all of them would boycott the opening of the new Parliament building, “because the soul of democracy has been sucked out” of parliamentary proceedings.
"The new Parliament building will make every Indian proud. This video offers a glimpse of this iconic building. I have a special request - share this video with your own voice-over, which conveys your thoughts. I will retweet some of them. Don't forget to use," PM Modi tweeted.
The triangular-shaped four-storey parliament building has a built-up area of 64,500 sqm. The building has three main gates - Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar.
A special INR 75 coin will be launched to commemorate the inauguration of the new parliament building by the PM, the Ministry of Finance said.