In a strongly worded letter, the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leave the Jawaharlal Nehru memorial complex in Delhi undisturbed as a respect to the national heritage and Indian history. On Friday, he wrote a letter in which he worded, “Jawaharlal Nehru belongs not just to the Congress but to the entire nation,"
The PM of the spam of ten years has spurred up the controversies that are surrounding around the plan of government for a museum for all the PM of the nation in the Teen Murti complex which has to be the house of the NMML – Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
This started with the death of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 16th August. Singh also added that during the stalwart’s tenure of the BKP as the PM, "there was absolutely no attempt made to change the nature and character of NMML and Teen Murti complex in any way. But sadly, that seems to be part of the agenda of the government now."
He wrote that NMML is, dedicated to the memory of India's first Prime Minister and the prime architect of the Indian nation-state, who left behind an indelible imprint on our country and indeed on the world." He added that even the rivals of Nehru have acknowledged his greatness and distinctiveness.
In a speech in the Parliament Nehru died, Singh quoted, "As Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji himself said in his moving speech to Parliament when Panditji passed away: 'Such a resident may never grace Teen Murti again. That vibrant personality, that attitude of taking even the opposition along, that refined gentlemanliness, that greatness we may not again see in the near future. In spite of a difference of opinion we have nothing but respect for his great ideals, his integrity, his love for the country and his indomitable courage'."
Singh has urged PM Modi to respect the sentiment of the people and the heritage before taking any such decision. Singh also added that the museum has always been focused on the retention of Nehru and the struggle that was done for the freedom 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,"