Taj Mahal is a symbol of Mughal looters: BJP leader
Som Sangeet, a senior leader of India’s ruling BJP, has said that the Taj Mahal has no place in India’s history.
The BJP leader said that the Taj Mahal was built by a king who had massacred Hindus. He termed the Mughal kings of India as ‘looters’ and ‘traitors’.
The statement came a few weeks after the Uttar Pradesh government removed the Taj Mahal from the tourism department’s booklet.
Addressing a rally in Meerut, Som Sangeet said that the Mughal kings Babar, Akbar, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb were looters and traitors and demanded that their names be erased from the history of India.
He did not say that Shah Jahan wanted to wipe out all the Hindus of India and the building of such a ruler could not be a part of India’s history.
Som Sangeet said many people were hurt when the Taj Mahal was removed from the tourism department’s booklet.
Som Sangeet said that history was distorted in previous years and now it is being rectified. According to him, from Lord Rama to Lord Krishna, from Maharana Pratab to Shiv Ji, everyone is being brought to the right place. The killings of Akbar Aurangzeb and Babar are being removed.
His statement was supported by BJP national spokesperson Nation G. “The truth is that Muslim leaders and the Mughals have ruined this country. They have attacked India’s cultural values.”
However, party spokesperson Narendra Kohli termed Som Sangeet’s statement about the Taj Mahal as his personal opinion.
Narendra Kohli said: Taj Mahal is a part of India’s history. The events that have taken place must be seen in the historical context and cannot be erased.
Majlis-e-Ittehad-e-Muslimeen leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi said in an interview to a private TV channel that what Som Sangeet had said was part of the BJP’s core ideology and to create hatred in the society in view of the elections. Trying
Asaduddin Owaisi asked whether Mr. Modi would stop waving the Indian flag from the walls of the Red Fort. The Red Fort is also made of traitors. And if the government has a tail, it should ask UNESCO to remove the Taj Mahal from the list of cultural heritage.
The Taj Mahal is considered to be the most beautiful building in the world and millions of tourists visit India every year.