The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is set to open the new Parliament building on May 28th. To commemorate the occasion, the Union Finance Ministry will introduce a new 75 coin. The coin will be round and 44mm in diameter. It will be made of a quaternary alloy, consisting of 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, and 5% zinc.
The coin’s face will feature the Lion Capitol of the Ashoka Pillar, with the inscription “Satyameva Jayate” below it. The words “Bharat” in Devnagri script and “INDIA” in English will surround it. The reverse side of the coin will show a picture of the parliament complex. The words “Sansad Sankul” in Devanagari script and “Parliament Complex” in English will appear on the upper and lower periphery of the coin, respectively.
However, 19 opposition parties and the AIMIM have announced that they will skip the opening of the new Parliament building. They believe that Prime Minister Modi’s decision to open it himself is an insult to President Droupadi Murmu and goes against the spirit of the Constitution.