Swapan Dasgupta likely to head Nehru memorial

Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma declined to confirm or deny the appointment and said a decision will be taken “shortly”.

Written by Sheela Bhatt | New Delhi | Published:January 13, 2016 3:22 am
Official sources said as Director of NMML, Dasgupta will enjoy the status of a Minister of State. Official sources said as Director of NMML, Dasgupta will enjoy the status of a Minister of State.

Commentator Swapan Dasgupta is likely to be appointed Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) in New Delhi. He is currently a member of the NMML Society which is presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When Dasgupta was reached for comment, he said: “I don’t know.”

Official sources said as Director of NMML, Dasgupta will enjoy the status of a Minister of State. “The government is in the process of upgrading the status of the Director of NMML as part of its effort to make relevant the life and works of Jawaharlal Nehru,” an official said.

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Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma declined to confirm or deny the appointment and said a decision will be taken “shortly”.

Last September, Mahesh Rangarajan, appointed NMML Director by the previous UPA government, stepped down after Sharma called his appointment “unethical and illegal”.

The government accepted his resignation.

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    MyTake
    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm
    Mr.Swapan Das Gupta is a very intelligent man and he makes sense almost each time every time when I heard him on TV debate/talk. It is good to see him in this position and possibly in future he will deserve more.
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      DadOfRaj
      Jan 13, 2016 at 5:59 am
      Burnol is still available in India. I thought , post 8th nov 2015, bhakTARDS finished off all burnol across the nation because their ar$e$ were reaapped thoroughly and bombs exploded there in situ ;) All you BHADW@S of RSS know your aukkat very well as well as your merit. If BJP does not rule, your aukkat is that of sw1nes who have to l1ck the faecal matter of your bosses to get promoted from chapr@si level.
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        DadOfRaj
        Jan 13, 2016 at 6:00 am
        It says that sanghi sons of sw1nes like you are still suffering from inferiority complex.
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          TIHAEwale
          Jan 13, 2016 at 10:21 am
          it is matter of months that Swapan Dasgupta either quits or succeeds in educating our PM about greatness of Nehru in building up India post independence and nurturing insutions
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            Abdul Rahman
            Jan 13, 2016 at 5:37 am
            Paid for his loyalty, like in Congress.
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              Anjan Ganguly
              Jan 13, 2016 at 5:54 am
              ...all your points are correct...still it is the most positive minded and active govt. since freedom.
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                Bijan Mohanty
                Jan 13, 2016 at 11:04 am
                People should be rewarded for their loyality.
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                  Venkatraman Shenoy
                  Jan 13, 2016 at 12:26 am
                  Swapan Dasgupta will certainly enhance the prestige of the insution. The main aim of the new Director should be to free the NMML from the evil influence of Sonia hi and her coterie, to which, unfortunately, Mahesh Rangarajan too belonged.
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                    Ding
                    Jan 18, 2016 at 11:59 am
                    So you agree that modi is no better than Congress.
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                      Satya Paul
                      Jan 13, 2016 at 7:42 am
                      Correct.
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                        Satya Paul
                        Jan 13, 2016 at 7:34 am
                        Did you read that article in Congress Darshan where it said Sonia's ancestors were fascists?
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                          Satya Paul
                          Jan 13, 2016 at 7:36 am
                          The type of crude, obscene lingo you use, shows you out clearly!
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                            Satya Paul
                            Jan 13, 2016 at 7:49 am
                            You may be right. But an Insution has been created (by Nehru family with tax-payer money, of course) and AAM AADMI across India is still Emotionally attached with Nehru. We can not UNDO this Insution at this stage as it will cause lot of people lot of emotional trauma. So it has to be kept intact and managed properly. And don't forget, we learn more from the mistakes.
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                              Raj
                              Jan 13, 2016 at 5:55 am
                              BJP has no need for chamchas - BJP only needs patriots to do their duty.
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                                Raj
                                Jan 13, 2016 at 5:54 am
                                Not being a Congress lootera is his qualification - what more qualification is required ?
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                                  Raj
                                  Jan 13, 2016 at 5:44 am
                                  You upvote your own comments ? What does that say ??
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                                    Jagdish Saigal
                                    Jan 13, 2016 at 1:18 am
                                    Good appointment if it is confirmed.
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                                      JKG
                                      Jan 13, 2016 at 4:44 am
                                      Dasgupta is the right candidate to head NMML
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                                        Krishna
                                        Jan 13, 2016 at 10:38 am
                                        Dismantle the Nehru memorial, the BJP should not submit to the system of sycophancy and nepotism that has been the hallmark of the G Old Party, almost since its very inception.
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                                          KMR Overseas
                                          Jan 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm
                                          Swapan should make sure the memorial name changed and memorial should be divided to cover all personalities. Change name as Bharathia memorial
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                                            Sumit Goyal
                                            Jan 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm
                                            The dog who wags the tail gets the bone.
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