Twist at NMML as Director Offers to Quit

Published: 16th September 2015 05:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2015 05:06 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  As the row over Nehru Memorial Museum Library continues, its director Mahesh Rangarajan, whose appointment the Union Culture Ministry had termed illegal, has offered to quit.

At a meeting of the Executive Council on Monday, Rangarajan had offered to resign citing personal reasons after which most of the members on the eight-member Council, chaired by ICCR president Lokesh Chandra, asked him to reconsider his move.”Rangarajan offered to resign citing personal reasons like the need to take care of an elderly member of his family. However, members of the Executive Council praised his role and asked him to reconsider his decision and continue,” sources said.

Rangarajan’s move came days after Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma accused the previous UPA Government of “illegally” appointing him as director of NMML violating an order of the Election Commission (EC) last year and said the government would take appropriate action in the matter.

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