BJP legislator Sangeet Som on Sunday had said that the names of Mughal emperors Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb will be removed from the books of history as they were traitors.
Som was addressing a gathering at Sisoli village in Meerut where he inaugurated the statue of king Anangpal Singh Tomar. The lives and achievement of Indian kings like Maharana Pratap, Shivaji were less glorified in our history books and from now on these great men will be taught in schools and colleges.
On the issue of Ram Temple, the lawmaker from Sardhana said that no one can now stop the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Som's comments came days after reports in a section of the media that a booklet brought out by the tourism department of the Uttar Pradesh government left out the Taj Mahal from its list of major tourist destinations.
Following the reports, the state government had issued a press release stating, "Tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore are proposed, under which schemes worth Rs 156 crore are meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas in Agra.".
(With PTI inputs)