Guwahati: A new museum for all the Prime Ministers of the country at Teen Murthi Estate is on the cards and the central government has made it very sure that whoever has objections with the ideas of the museum, can walk out. As a quick action on the ones who disliked the concept of the museum, the Modi government has removed three members of the Nehru Memorial Museum who had opposed the idea of honouring other Prime Ministers at Teen Murthi Estate.
The sacked members of the NMML are economist Nitin Desai, professor Udayan Mishra and former bureaucrat BP Singh. It is reported that all the three sacked members of the NMML had expressed their displeasure at the concept of the museum for all the prime ministers. Moreover, they were not so happy with the new order for Sonia Gandhi led Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund to vacate the Teen Murti Complex.
However, new members to replace the sacked member have also been appointed who have already held their responsibilities. As reported by the Ministry of Culture through as notification, the newly appointed members have taken charges of their responsibilities from October 29, 2018 and are to remain in duty to April 26, 2020. The names of the new members and the persons they have replaced are former Foreign Secretary S Jaishanker who replaced Dr B P Singh, eminent Journalist Arnab Goswami replacing Bhanu Pratap Mehta, BJP MP and President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Vinay Sahasrabuddhe replacing Prof. Udayon Misra and Chairman of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Ram Bahadur Rai replacing Nitin Desai.
As per sources, the three sacked members are known to be Nehru loyalists and had openly stated their displeasure with the museum for all PMs. The Sonia Gandhi led Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund was asked to vacate the Teen Murti Complex in September. It was being stated by the ministry of housing and urban affairs in a letter that the JNMF is occupying the premises without any authority of law and the NMML needs the space.
Speaking to the media, Arnab Goswami expressed how proud he is for being included in the NMML society and is also looking forward to work with the other members.