BJP's Sangeet Som says,'Many were sad when Taj Mahal was removed from historical places.What history? Its creator wanted to wipe out Hindus' pic.twitter.com/5OcpJwC4d7— ANI (@ANI) 16 October 2017This controversial statement has come weeks after Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi rejected reports of the Taj Mahal's exclusion from the state government's new tourism booklet.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."The Taj Mahal has been the legacy of Uttar Pradesh and hence, claiming that the government is ignoring it is wrong," Joshi had said.Earlier, it was also reported that the BJP Government in the state had not included Taj Mahal as part of Uttar Pradesh's "cultural heritage".Som has earlier too been in news for making controversial statements. He had also been booked for making inflammatory remarks in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.
Twitter quicked reacted to the BJP lawmaker's controversial remarks.
'Taj Mahal a blot, built by traitors,' says BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 16 October 2017
He must be against marbles, having lost his.
Taj Mahal is built by someone who exploited the country...— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) 16 October 2017
But can the RSS tell us one thing that they've built which could help tourism?
Anyone who calls the Taj Mahal a "blot on Indian culture" has very clearly lost the plot.— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) 16 October 2017
Taj Mahal is such a non issue but politicians will continue to try and divide this country aur yaha twitter pe hum RW LW khelte rahe hai— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) 16 October 2017