PM announces museum for all former PMs .... Know all of India's former rulers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that a grand museum dedicated to all his predecessors will be built in Delhi and took a dig at the Congress, saying attempt was made to erase their memories as part of a strategy.
New Delhi, July 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that a grand museum dedicated to all his predecessors will be built in Delhi and took a dig at the Congress, saying attempt was made to erase their memories as part of a strategy.
"But now I have decided that a dedicated museum of all former prime ministers will be established in Delhi," he said while speaking at an event to release a book on former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, written by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh.
Modi urged family members of the former prime ministers to share all things related to them for this museum.
Since 1947, India has had 14 prime ministers, 15 including Gulzarilal Nanda who twice acted in the role. The first was Jawaharlal Nehru of the Indian National Congress party, who was sworn in on 15 August 1947, when India gained independence from the British Raj. Serving until his death in May 1964, Nehru remains India's longest-serving prime minister.
Jawaharlal Nehru (1947–64)
Gulzarilal Nanda (1964; 1st time)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (1964–66)
Gulzarilal Nanda (1966; 2nd time)
Indira Gandhi (1966–77; 1st time)
Morarji Desai (1977–79)
Charan Singh (1979–80)
Indira Gandhi (1980–84; 2nd time)
Rajiv Gandhi (1984–89)
V.P. Singh (1989–90)
Chandra Shekhar (1990–91)
P.V. Narasimha Rao (1991–96)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1996; 1st time)
H.D. Deve Gowda (1996–97)
Inder K. Gujral (1997–98)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1998–2004; 2nd time)
Manmohan Singh (2004–14)
(With inputs from agencies)