360° Coverage : Would have led mobs to demolish Taj Mahal: UP minister

Would have led mobs to demolish Taj Mahal: UP minister

Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) On a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his admiration for the Taj Mahal to foreign delegates at the Jaypee Palace hotel in Agra, his cabinet member and Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan spoke about razing the 17th century architectural wonder.

Jan 28 2013, 1:35am CST | by

Lucknow, Jan 28 — On a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his admiration for the Taj Mahal to foreign delegates at the Jaypee Palace hotel in Agra, his cabinet member and Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan spoke about razing the 17th century architectural wonder.

The minister Sunday said while the riots after the Babri Mosque demolition saddened him, he would have led the frenzied crowds had they decided to bring down the Taj Mahal.

"Had people decided to demolish the Taj Mahal instead of the Babri mosque, I would have led them," Azam Khan said at a function in Muzaffarnagar, about 510 km from here.

He was there to distribute cheques to beneficiaries under various government schemes.

"Shah Jahan had no right to spend crores from the public coffers on his sweetheart," he said while comparing the 17th century building to the monuments and statues built by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati.

Azam Khan is seen as one of the most powerful ministers in the UP government and is known to be a close confidant of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ikea Foundation's Better Shelter has partnered with UNHCR for safer refugee hous
Ikea Foundation's Better Shelter has partnered with UNHCR for safer refugee housing
Better Shelter and the UNHCR recently joined together in providing refugees and displaced people with long-term housing units as global crises mount. But what is a Better Shelter and how does it help?
 
 
Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit
Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit
A new report says that a pilot of the crashed Germanwings airplane was locked out of cockpit at time of crash.
 
 
Governor Bruce Rauner orders Chicago Studio to return $10M Grant
Governor Bruce Rauner orders Chicago Studio to return $10M Grant
Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner has ordered a movie studio to return a $10M grant. The Cinespace studio was awarded the $10 million state grant by his predecessor, Pat Quinn.
 
 
Ted Cruz Announces to Run for President on Twitter
Ted Cruz Announces to Run for President on Twitter
Texas Senator is first Presidential Candidate to officially announce to run for President in the 2016 election.