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BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar claims Taj Mahal was originally a Hindu temple

A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tried to fade away Taj Mahal controversy after BJP leader Sangeet Som’s comment, BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday paddling the controversy said that Mughal-built monument was originally a Hindu temple.


  |  Updated On : October 18, 2017 07:22 PM
BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar claims Taj Mahal was originally a Hindu temple. (File Photo)

BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar claims Taj Mahal was originally a Hindu temple. (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tried to fade away Taj Mahal controversy after BJP leader Sangeet Som’s comment, BJP parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday paddling the controversy said that Mughal-built monument was originally a Hindu temple.

Katiyar said, “Taj Mahal is originally a Hindu temple and should be renamed Tejo Mahal.”

Katiyar is a Rajya Sabha member and a prominent figure in the campaign for a Ram temple at Babri mosque site in Ayodhya.

The BJP parliamentarian asserted that the Taj Mahal was built on the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple.

Katiyar said, “Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple. There are many symbols of Hindu gods and goddesses in Taj.”

He added, “ It was known as Tejo Mahal and water was used to drip from its ceiling.”

Katiyar added that UP CM Yogi Adityanath should go into Taj Mahal and see the Hindu signs inside it.

He added that, “If Taj was only a grave then why are so many rooms built here? There is no need to demolish any structure anywhere. Its name should be changed to Tejo Mahal.”

Adityanath announced visiting the Taj Mahal to control the damage after BJP legislator Sangeet Som said that Taj Mahal was “made by traitors.”

First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 07:17 PM


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