Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited the 17th-century Mughal monument, Taj Mahal. He spent close to 30 minutes at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal before proceeding to visit the nearby Shah Jahan park.
Yogi Adityanath, who allocated Rs 370 crore for development projects related to the mausoleum, also laid the foundation stone for a tourist pathway connecting Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Earlier, he took part in a cleanliness drive along with at least 500 BJP workers and social activists at the western gate of Taj Mahal. Donning a mask and wielding a broom, Yogi Adityanath swept a parking area outside the Taj Mahal.
Over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across Agra for the security of Adityanath. He is the first BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit Taj Mahal.
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