Twitterati Rise To The Defence Of Taj Mahal, Slam BJP MLA Sangeet Som For His Comments

| October 16 , 2017 , 14:57 IST

The pride of India, the grand Taj Mahal of Agra was missing from the UP tourism booklet, leading to controversy, to which BJP MLA Sangeet Som responded on Monday calling the Taj Mahal "a blot on Indian culture".

The MLA Som said, "Many people were disappointed that the Taj Mahal was removed from UP tourism booklet. What history are we talking about? The creator of Taj Mahal (Shahjahan) imprisoned his father. He wanted to wipe out Hindus. If these people are part of our history, then it is very sad and we will change this history."

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The UP tourism booklet had been launched to mark the completion of 6 months of the Yogi Adityanath government in UP and described plans for new attractions for 'religious tourism', developments in Ayodhya and exiting tourism destinations such as the Gorakhpur temple (where CM Yogi Adityanath is the main priest) but missed out mentions of the Taj Mahal.

While the public spoke out when the Taj Mahal was overlooked in the UP Tourism Booklet, they again spoke out against Sangeet Som's comments.

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