Taj Mahal doesn’t reflect Indian culture: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath also slammed his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar for "his silence over triple talaq."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 10:08 pm
yogi adityanath, taj mahal, adityanath taj mahal, narendra modi, adityanath gita, india news Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public rally in Darbhanga on Thursday to highlight the achievements NDA government in the past three years. (Source: PTI Photo)

Listing achievements of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said foreign dignitaries visiting India were now being given copies of Gita and Ramayana instead of Taj Mahal replicas. “Foreign dignitaries visiting the country used to be gifted replicas of the Taj Mahal and other minarets which did not reflect Indian culture,” Adityanath was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

Organised by BJP’s Bihar unit in Darbhanga, the event was highly anticipated as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had launched a veiled attack at Adityanath a day earlier at the same place. Without mentioning Adityanath’s name, Nitish had challenged the BJP firebrand leader to implement prohibition law in UP and declare 50 per cent reservation for women.

Adityanath slammed his Bihar counterpart for “his silence over triple talaq.” “You (Nitish Kumar) have not spoken a word on triple talaq – a raging issue affecting Muslim women in the country and is being dealt by the judiciary. Why are secular leaders silent on the issue? Why do you want to deprive dignified life to these women?” he asked.

Speaking on his “anti-Muslim” image, Adityanath said: “The Muslim people feel safe and secure under the BJP rule in Uttar Pradesh and that sufficiently answers questions raised (by my detractors). Even Muslim women say that they are safe under the BJP rule.”

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    Lovely
    Jun 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Agreed Taj Mahal does not belong to our culture. Our smiling and but angry UP Monk is riding a horse with whip. But the Monk has to deliver the goods because 2019 is just ahead. Need of the hour is Yogi should invite huge investments through FDI or non FDI route. He should create more jobs. Every year in UP approx 60 lacs persons migrate to other places in search of jobs. Highest in the country. UP is no 1 among BIMARU states in poverty of all economic indices, it is below average but just above Bihar. It's growing population is not under control. Yogi also requires KPS Gill type DGP to control dreaded UP mafia.As of date he does not trust his babus, officials and ministers. He is just doing moral policing.
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      vatsal
      Jun 19, 2017 at 2:58 pm
      It is true Taj Mahal does not represent India's aspirations. Whether it is Taj Mahal or Kutub Minar or displaced Babri Structure - they are essentially symbols of enslavement of India by the invaders.
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        siddhesh.patil
        Jun 18, 2017 at 9:41 am
        What's wrong with this saying? He actually said truth. Even according to Historians, the architecture of Taj Mahal is similar to some mosques and palaces currently present in Middle East Afghanistan. These Mughals were the biggest Islamic oppression in India. They started forcing Hindus to convert to Islam. They looted temples, they were outsiders like British. Not more than that. This is common sense. If the Author of Indian Express lacks this sense, sorry to say but you failed in school.
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          Lovely
          Jun 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm
          At least the British did not loot or destroy temples. The British gave us many things. Govt of India Act 1935( now Cons ution of India), canals, roads ,Railways, english language, tea , coffee, present police , collectorate , eduction system. Many more and more modern inventions. But yet divided the country just before they left.
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          Sach in
          Jun 18, 2017 at 5:10 am
          Angrezo ke talve chatne vale ab baatein kya taj mahal hai, mughal agar lootare hote toh itni badi monuments aur highway nahi banate, balki angrezo ki tarah loot kar paisa, kohinoor etc lejate, mughal maar kar dafan hokar bhi ab tak iss desh ke liye revenue generate kar rahe hain. Shame on chhaddi followers
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            Dipak kumar
            Jun 18, 2017 at 3:16 am
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              Arun
              Jun 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm
              Gau rakshaks, lynchings, rapes, Goons turned leaders like him.... do
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                Naqvi
                Jun 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
                And what about that if they throw the holy book Geeta in Dusbin or any other place?
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                  Wani
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm
                  I agree with Yogi. As Taj Mahel is representation of Love. And he represents a history of extremism...
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