Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday informed the Parliament that the government is planning to set-up a museum dedicated to all the Prime Ministers of India.
The proposed museum will be built in the premises of the Teen Murti Estate in New Delhi.
The museum will reflect the life and times of all Indian prime ministers and highlight their contributions to the nation Sharma told the Lok Sabha.
"The proposed museum on the Prime Ministers of India will showcase the life and works and significant contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India to nation-building. The idea behind the concept is to have a dedicated museum highlighting the contribution of all the PMs of India", said Sharma.
The written statement from the minister is significant as it comes amidst opposition from certain sections over whether the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) at Teen Murti Bhavan should remain the preserve of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, or if room should be made for other prime ministers.
Sharma's statement in Parliament indicates that there will be no changes in the present structure, but the "construction" of a "new museum" in the premises, virtually resolves the issue.
(With PTI inputs)