Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at BJP for Taj Mahal remark

Taj Mahal Symbol of eternity

BJP MLA Sangeet Som remained adamant on his Taj Mahal remark and said he does not oppose the monument, but the Mughals who built it.

Many can debate on the importance of the Mughals and Mughal monuments when it comes to Indian history but, one should never forget that India is where it is supposed be as a result of history itself. "The history that he wanted to wipe out the Hindus from all of Uttar Pradesh and India?"

Distancing the party from Som's comments, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "That is his individual view. Can Modi and Yogi tell domestic and foreign tourist not to visit Taj Mahal?"

According to a Scroll.in report, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, the state minister in charge of religious affairs and culture had said, "The Taj Mahal was not a symbol of any religion and is nobody's", and had thus been "rightly kept out [of the tourism booklet]".

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som, while addressing a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, said that creator of Taj Mahal Shahjahan, who imprisoned his father, was a traitor and wanted to wipe out Hindus and it is saddening that some people feel sad when Taj Mahal was removed from historical places. "The man who built Taj Mahal imprisoned his father", Som said. He said, "If this is history, then it is very unfortunate and we will change this history, I guarantee you".

"These buildings are a blot on our Indian culture and will be removed from the pages of Indian history" our esteemed leader is on record saying while speaking in Meerut recently where he was unveiling the statue of the 8th Century Hindu King Anangpal Singh Tomar.

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The UP government, after the backlash, declared Taj Mahal is a part of India's proud heritage.

It was earlier reported that the Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, was not mentioned in a new booklet released by the Yogi Adityanath-led state government.

Som has been in the news for making communally charged statements even in the past.

In a series of tweets, Asaduddin Owaisi, the head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, said Monday, "Traitors also built Red Fort will (Prime Minister) Modi stop hoisting Tiranga (tricolor)?"

"Even Hyderabad House in Delhi was built by a "traitor"... We don't believe in dividing people like this".

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