Few months back, the government had proposed to revamp the Nehru memorial and planned to covert the entire Teen Murti Estate into a memorial for all Indian Prime Ministers. The Teen Murti Estate which is also called Nehru memorial, was used as a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru only. But the present government proposed an idea to convert the place as a memorial to all Prime Ministers instead of only Nehru.
But this proposal was opposed by few Nehru family associates and close aides who did not want to glorify other Prime Ministers and reserve the place only to Nehru family. However there was massive protest against this dynastic attitude of the Congress party which assumes that all government buildings are their personal properties.
But now, the central government has taken a firm stand and has revamped the entire committee of the Nehru memorial and inducted 4 new members.
The new committee has been formed with former foreign secretary S Jaishanker, journalist Arnab Goswami, BJP MP and president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and chairman of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Ram Bahadur Rai to the NMML society. The term of the new members, according to a notification issued by the ministry of culture on October 29, will be till April 26, 2020 or till further orders.
It is good that the government has removed the dynasty supporters and the lutyens lobby nd is giving opportunity to others.