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Government to launch Rs 75 coin to mark new Parliament building inauguration

Rs 75 coin: The Ministry of Finance said it would launch Rs 75 coin to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28. The coin will bear the inscription Parliament Complex and the image of the new Parliament building, the ministry stated.

A ministry’s notification said the Rs 75 coin will be circular in shape and will have diameter of 44 millimeters.

Further, it would also have 200 serrations along the edges, the ministry said. It added the coin will be composed of a quaternary alloy, with 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, 5 percent nickel, and 5 percent zinc.

It will have the year “2023” inscribed in international numerals below the image of the Parliament Complex.

25 parties to attend inauguration

Meanwhile, 25 parties are expected to attend the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday May 28. As many as 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the event.

Apart from the 18 members of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), seven non-NDA parties will also attend the ceremony.

The seven non-NDA parties expected to be present at the event include the BSP, Shiromani Akali Dal, Janata Dal (Secular), Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), YSR Congress, BJD and TDP.

The presence of these seven parties, which together account for 50 MPs in the Lok Sabha, will be a major relief for the BJP-led NDA. Their participation will help the NDA blunt the Opposition’s charge that it is all a government event.

The 18 NDA allies include the BJP, Shiv Sena, National People’s Party, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, Jannayak Janata Party, AIDMK, IMKMK, AJSU, RPI, Mizo National Front, Tamil Maanila Congress, ITFT (Tripura), Bodo People’s Party, Pattali Makkal Kacchi, MGP, Apna Dal and AGP, alliance leaders said.

19 parties to boycott

Nineteen parties, including the Congress, Left, TMC, SP and AAP, have jointly announced the boycott, saying they find no value in a new building when the “soul of democracy has been sucked out”.

They are against the decision that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the building. They claimed this was an insult to the highest constitutional office of the President of India.

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