Will Taj Mahal be spared from dirty politics?
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adhithyanath visited Taj Mahal and released a book that is aimed at promoting tourism in the state. The UP CM took up the broom and cleaned a certain part of the roads. Along with Yogi, his party members and other ministers also took part in this activity. Post the ‘Swacch Bharath’ session, Yogi Adhithyanath posed for photographs with foreign and Indian nationals who were at the monument.
On the other side, the visit of CM Yogi is termed as a strategical move to play down the controversy on ‘Taj Mahal’. It all started when the UP State Tourism Department failed to include ‘Taj Mahal’ in its list of tourist places in Uttar Pradesh. The opposition termed it as a ‘communal move’ and criticized the government heavily.
CM started the damage control by stating that ‘Taj Mahal is a part of India’s heritage. An amount of INR 370 Crores is being spent for the revival of the tourism industry in UP.’The UP government also released a statement that because of a communication lapse the error took place. Things later took an ugly turn when few BJP MP’s made communal and controversial remarks.
CM’s visit to Taj Mahal continued under the supervision of 14,000 Policemen and security personnel.
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