Taj Mahal built by traitors, should not get place in history: BJP MLA
In what can spiral into a major political controversy, BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Som has said that the iconic Taj Mahal was built by 'traitors' and cannot be included in the Indian history.
The MLA from Sardhana also reportedly said that the Taj Mahal was a blot on India culture.
"It was built by a person (Shahjahan) who imprisoned his own father," he said.
Som made these remarks during a function at Sisoli village in Meerut district on Sunday.
It needs to be noted that the Taj Mahal was also omitted from Uttar Pradesh's official tourism booklet
According to reports, Som also said that Mohammad Ali Jauhar University was a hub of terrorists.
Som has been in the news for making communally charged statements even in the past. He was earlier booked for making inflammatory statements in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots, but was later given a clean chit.