NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader L K Advani found himself without a room in Parliament House on Thursday.
As the rooms were still being readied, ministers are likely to start getting rooms in the next a few days. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted room number 13, Venkaiah Naidu room number 14, Arun Jaitley room number 27, while Sushma Swaraj has been allotted room number 42. The rooms in the Raj-era building are much larger and spacious than the ones in the respective ministries. The parties which have more seats will be angling for bigger rooms and offices in Parliament.
Another senior leader M M Joshi is also likely to go without a room for himself. He earlier occupied a separate room allotted to the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. The post, after the new mandate, is likely to go to an opposition MP. Joshi, who could not take oath on Thursday, is likely to take oath as an MP on Friday morning.
The BJP will hold its Parliamentary Party meeting on Friday. The meeting, to be held in Parliament’s Central Hall, will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will be his first meeting after becoming the Prime Minister.