Yogi visits Taj, vows to conserve Agra’s ‘rich history’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Oct 2017 09:22:17




Yogi Adityanath sweeps road outside the Taj Mahal He also posed for selfie with foreign tourists and interacted with them

UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday wielded a broom to clean an area outside the Taj Mahal and then visited the imposing monument which some of his party colleagues had dubbed a ‘blot’ on Indian culture.

Like any other tourist but accompanied by security personnel, he walked to the main mausoleum to look at the tombs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Jehan, in whose memory the 17th century marble monument was built.
Some tourists, including a foreigner, sought a selfie with the Chief Minister, who readily obliged.

After his arrival, Adityanath first launched a cleanliness drive on the western gate of the Taj, India’s most popular tourist draw. He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Cabinet Minister S P Singh Baghel.

In the Taj, Adityanath went to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) office and saw a slide show about the historical and cultural details of the monuments in Agra and the steps taken to conserve them.