Taj Mahal to be renamed as Ram Mahal: BJP MLA Surendra Singh

Taj Mahal to be renamed as Ram Mahal, claims BJP MLA Surendra Singh

BJP MLA Surendra Singh has sparked yet another controversy saying that Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal will be renamed as Ram Mahal. Taj Mahal used to be a Lord Shiva temple before it was deconstructed and rebuilt into the famous tomb. The Agra monument will soon be renamed under the Yogi Adityanath administration, he said.

Hailing Adityanath, the Baira constituency MLA said “Shivaji’s descendants have arrived in the land of Uttar Pradesh. Just as Samarth Guru Ramdas gave Shivaji to India, similarly Gorakhnath ji has given Yogi Adityanath to Uttar Pradesh.” Last year, CM Yogi Adityanath had renamed a Mughal Museum in Agra, the Taj Mahal city, after Maratha icon Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. “In your new Uttar Pradesh, there is no space for the symbols of “the mentality of slavery”. Shivaji Maharaj is our hero. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!” he had tweeted. He has previously changed the names of cities in Uttar Pradesh like Allahabad to Prayagraj and Faizabad to Ayodhya. He has also changed names including Mughal Sarai to Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay Junction, Agra airport to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Airport, Urdu Bazar to Hindi Bazar, Ali Nagar to Arya Nagar, and so on…