Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the new Parliament building. In a speech after the ceremony, Modi said that the building will be a landmark of India’s democratic tradition.

He said that the new building was the need of the hour as it would be equipped with new technology and have more space for smooth functioning of Parliament and various ministries. “It would be a matter of great pride for the country to have a new Parliament building in 2022, the 75th year of our Independence,” the prime minister said.

A landmark of India’s democracy,’ says PM Modi after laying foundation for new Parliament building