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Should Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), India's premier institution of research on modern Indian history, be presided over by Shakti Sinha, a retired bureaucrat, whose only credential for the job is that he has cultivated those in power in the saffron establishment?
An open letter of resignation to the administration of the Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML) was recently issued by a so-called public intellectual, in protest against a particular appointment. In case you need reminding, Mr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a member of the executive committee of the NMML, has time and again questioned the integrity of the mandate given to the present central government. His latest action is nothing but a display of intellectual opportunism and unqualified arrogance.