Aijaj (35), a labourer, and Mohammed Anas (25), a medical student, were arrested after an FIR was filed against them by a local BJP leader on August 25, citing threat to national security and peace of the town. Both are still in police custody.
Yogi Adityanath's decision to visit Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the monument in its list of development projects in the state.
Stating that his government would fulfill its duty towards conservation of Taj Mahal, Adityanath announced that he would visit Agra on October 26 to review the development projects in and around the Taj Mahal.
On Monday, Som flared up a controversy by saying that the heritage monument was built by traitors and was a blot on Indian culture. However, the BJP distanced itself from Som's comment calling it his personal opinion.