A first of its kind book exhibition on all Indian prime ministers kicked off today at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library which has been the focus of debates on whether the place should remain exclusively the repository of information about Jawaharlal Nehru or not.
The exhibition is part of plans to set up a museum on the NMML premises dedicated to all Indian prime ministers. The move has been criticised by Congress leaders who say that the exclusivity of the institution dedicated to the life and work of the country's first prime minister shouldn't be "altered".
The proposed museum is expected to to start by the end of next year, NMML director Shakti Sinha said.
"It is sad that an exhibition of this kind had to wait for 70 years," NMML Executive Council member A Surya Prakash told reporters after inaugurating the exhibition.
"Democracy and diversity are two sides of the same coin. Where you have respect for diversity, you can say the democracy flourishes there," he ...
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