Narendra Modi gets tough message from ex-PM Manmohan Singh over Jawaharlal Nehru memorial; read key quotes from letter

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The legacy of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru seems to have become a bone of contention between Congress and BJP as war of words between these two political parties over the issue have made headlines in recent times. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now written a letter to PM Narendra Modi claiming that incumbent BJP-led NDA government has been pursuing an agenda to change the nature and character of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and the Teen Murti complex, according to Indian Express report. In a stern message, Singh has asserted that Jawaharlal Nehru belongs The NMML at the Teen Murti Bhavan was set up in the memory of the countrys first prime minister Nehru as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture. Singh has also invoked former late Atal Bihari Vajpayees tenure as Prime Minister while claiming that But sadly, that seems to be part of the agenda of the Government of India now, Singh letter has come after Singh Congress immediately had protested the move and alleged that the Centre was making an attempt to The decision was taken at the 43rd annual general meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in July. We will build a museum for all Prime Ministers in the 25 acre estate (Teen Murti Bhavan). This will be separate from the existing structure of the Nehru Memorial, Sinha had said. In the letter, Singh wrote: This way we will be respecting both history and heritage. It is in this spirit that I have written to you, Singh also emphasized that NMML The museum itself must retain its primary focus on Jawaharlal Nehru and the freedom movement because of his unique role having spent almost ten years in jail between the early 1920s and mid-1940s. No amount of revisionism can obliterate that role and his contributions.\u201d