The world-famous monument has recently been in the crosshairs of controversy with several BJP leaders making controversial statements.
The Taj Mahal has found a place of pride in the 2018 calender brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government.
BJP MP Vinay Katiyar claimed that the Taj Mahal was once a temple which was destroyed by Mughal emperor Shahjahan to build a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Whatever Sangeet Som may say, his remarks on the world heritage site Taj Mahal is unacceptable. Taj Mahal is, in fact, the Taj (crown) of India. The Taj Mahal is regarded as the most beautiful monument of love across the whole world.
Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. An UNESCO world heritage, Taj Mahal draws millions of tourists from across the globe.
Earlier this month, he had said that if the Yogi Adityanath government decides to demolish Taj Mahal, he will provide support.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Monday said that he “does not oppose the Taj Mahal”, but instead opposes “the Mughals who built it”.
UP BJP MLA Sangeet Som said the Taj Mahal was built by an emperor who had imprisoned his own father and had targeted many Hindus in his kingdom.
Azam Khan on Wednesday sparked another controversy, saying that if the Yogi Adityanath government decides to demolish Taj Mahal, he will provide support
The state government later clarified that Rs 150 crore has been set aside for the development works of Taj mahal and its adjoining areas