Taj Mahal built by `traitors`; cannot be included in UP tourism booklet: BJP leader
ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2017 11:44 IST
New Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sangeet Som has courted controversy, stating that the iconic Taj Mahal was built by traitors and hence, cannot be included in the Indian history.
While addressing a gathering, Som said, "Many people were disappointed that the Taj Mahal was removed from the Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet. What history are we talking about? The creator of Taj Mahal (Shahjehan) 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."
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. (ANI)