Cleaning minds of saffron leaders more necessary than sweeping Taj, says AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi

"Sweeping or cleaning Taj Mahal is not required. That is being done. What is really required is that minds of BJP leaders should be cleared and cleaned so that they understand that Taj Mahal is part and parcel of India's legacy," the MIM leader said.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: October 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Asaduddin Owaisi news, taj mahal news, india news, indian express news BJP and RSS leaders have made “poisonous statements” about Taj Mahal and the Chief Minister himself said the monument is not part of the country’s culture and heritage, Owaisi alleged. (Source: File Photo)

On a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath swept the road outside the Taj Mahal, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi took a dig saying that “clearing and cleaning” the minds of BJP-RSS leaders is more necessary. “I feel that now the Chief Minister going over there and sweeping the Taj Mahal grounds, I would say that who would sweep the minds of BJP leaders who are making such statements,” he told reporters at Hyderabad apparently referring to controversial statements made by some BJP leaders regarding the 17th Century monument in the recent past.

“Sweeping or cleaning Taj Mahal is not required. That is being done. What is really required is that minds of BJP leaders should be cleared and cleaned so that they understand that Taj Mahal is part and parcel of India’s legacy,” the Hyderabad MP said.

BJP and RSS leaders have made “poisonous statements” about Taj Mahal and the Chief Minister himself said the monument is not part of the country’s culture and heritage, Owaisi alleged.

Adityanath on Thursday swept the road outside the Taj Mahal, went inside the Mughal-era monument and described it as a gem and an integral part of Indian culture.

Replying to a query, Owaisi said he was “shocked and surprised” that the chairman of UP Shia Waqf Board has written a letter that Humayun’s tomb, a protected monument, should be demolished.

“This man is speaking the language of ISIS and Taliban and why is BJP encouraging him? Because, BJP is supporting them, that is why they are making such obnoxious claims,” he said.

The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, proposing that the Humayun’s tomb in Delhi be removed from the ‘national heritage list’, demolished and turned into a graveyard for Muslims.

“The board proposes to remove Humayun’s tomb from the national heritage list and its building be razed and it be declared a graveyard for Muslims of New Delhi. It did not fetch any income for the government and lakhs of rupees have been spent on its maintenance.

“The money should be spent on development and not for preserving tomb of cruel kings who looted the country,” Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) chairman Wasim Rizvi stated in the letter written on October 18.

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    sahil badshah
    Oct 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    ी कहा ओवैसी जी ने योगी जी अगर सफाई करना हे तो बेरोजगारी की किजिये ताकि हमको रोजगार मिल सके मुद्दे तो बहुत है आप विकास की बात क्यो नही करते
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      Indian
      Oct 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm
      BJP leaders are nautanki from top to bottom, always making stupid statments and same time twisting back.There is comparison of any historical building or architectural monuments in India like Taj Mahal. It is unique in its design and beauty and generating lots of income for the country. Can BJP or Bhaqts give any example of 3 years governance of BJP , generating income like Taj Mahal. These BJP leaders always making stupid statement and creating trouble on Indian soil.
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        Amjad Khan
        Oct 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm
        Owaisi has rightly said that saffron leaders should purge ill feelings and hostilities from their minds. It is well known that these saffron leaders spew venom and poison at Muslims and Christians. However, Muslims and Christians are also sons of this soil and their ancestors were Hindus in this country. So far as the Shia board is concerned, they are short of knowledge about of Humayun. After losing to Sher Shah Suri, this king fled to Afghanistan and became Shia and got married with a Shia girl. That's why one Shia organisation Aga Khan Foundation (based in London) woke up from slumber and recognised Humanyun. It is spending crores of rupees on denting/painting and renovation of his graveyard.
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          Niladrinath Mohanty
          Oct 27, 2017 at 8:33 am
          Asauiddin Owaisi's mind is warped. The fact that the Chief Minister Adityanath Jogi considered to be a hard line Hindu swept the premises of the Taj Mahal should be enough of a message which Owaisi is asking.
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          1. MAMUTTY CHOLA
            Oct 27, 2017 at 8:30 am
            VERY RIGHT, OUR BIGGEST FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ARE WITHIN US --IN OUR THINKING. radicalization must stop if we wish to live in peace.
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