Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Haryana Minister Anil Vij Fuels Taj Mahal Controversy With 'Beautiful Graveyard' Tweet

Haryana minister Anil Vij's comments come a week after BJP MLA from Sardhana Sangeet Som triggered a controversy by saying that the Taj Mahal was a blot on Indian culture.

News18.com

Updated:October 20, 2017, 6:24 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Haryana Minister Anil Vij Fuels Taj Mahal Controversy With 'Beautiful Graveyard' Tweet
File photo of the Taj Mahal.

Chandigarh: The controversy triggered by BJP MLA Sangeet Som’s comments on the Taj Mahal refuses to die down. The latest to wade in is senior Haryana minister Anil Vij, who called the marble wonder as a "beautiful graveyard".

"Taj Mahal ek khoobsurat kabristan hai (Taj Mahal is a beautiful graveyard)," Anil Vij tweeted on Friday.

His comments come a week after BJP MLA from Sardhana Sangeet Som triggered a controversy by saying that the Taj Mahal was a blot on Indian culture.

The Taj, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of the world, is visited by lakhs of people from across the world.

In a damage control exercise, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage and he is to visit it on October 26.

The 17th-century marble monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Both were buried at the Taj Mahal.

Adityanath, whose BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has been accused of ignoring Taj Mahal in the tourism booklet of the state, said that the monument was constructed "by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers".

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Puja Menon
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results