After removal of the world famous Taj Mahal from the tourist map of UP by the state government, a senior BJP leader, Sangeet Som MLA has stated that the monument was built by traitors and is a blot on India history. “Many people were worried that the Taj Mahal was removed from the list of historical places in the UP tourism booklet. What history are we talking about? The man who built Taj Mahal imprisoned his father. He wanted to massacre Hindus. If this is history, then it is very unfortunate and we will change this history, I guarantee you” Mr Som said at a rally in Meerut on Sunday.
Is BJP governments going to rewrite history and demolish all the earlier monuments which they do not like as in the case Babri Masjid? Is Red Fort, which is also built by Shah Jahan, on the firing line? Whether Prime Minister will discontinue hoisting the National Flag in Red Fort. Whether the South Block and North Block built by Britishers will be demolished ?
Intolerance against against minorities, against dalits, against free thinkers, against Communists and now against historical monuments! – BJP government moving fast on Fascist lines ?