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BJP National President J P Nadda addresses intellectuals' meeting in Siwan. Photo: PTI
BJP National President J P Nadda | Photo: PTI
LIVE news updates: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday sought a detailed report from the West Bengal government over the attack on BJP President J P Nadda's convoy. The Ministry, in a written message to the state Chief Secretary, has asked to submit the report about the issue and lapses in law and order in the state that may lead to the risk for senior BJP leaders camping in the state ahead of the assembly elections that is just six months away, said sources privy to the development.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the incident of attack on BJP president J P Nadda's convoy in the state is a "drama" to divert attention from lack of attendance in his rally. 
 
Prime Minister on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a new building at an event that was attended by leaders from various political parties, cabinet ministers and ambassadors of various countries.

Describing the laying of foundation stone of the new building as a "milestone in India's democratic history", Prime Minister said if the old house gave direction to the country post-independence, the new one would be a witness to making of a 'self-reliant' India.

The new Parliament building is expected to be completed by 2022 at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore.

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