Why just Taj, demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, parl house: Azam

Why just Taj, demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, parl house: Azam

Monuments such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House and the Red Fort should be demolished as they too are "symbols of slavery" just as the Taj Mahal, Samajwadi Party general secretary Azam Khan has said.

The SP MLA's remarks last night came in response to BJP MLA Sangeet Som's comments questioning the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage. Som had said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it.

"I have always held the view that all symbols of slavery should be erased. Why only Taj Mahal? Why not Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and Red Fort? These are all symbols of slavery," Khan told the media.

The former UP minister said that if the BJP and Som are adamant about not accepting that the Taj Mahal is a legacy of India, then the BJP MLA along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should come forward to demolish the monument.

He also lashed out at BJP leaders for not following up on their words with actions.

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