Indian politician: ‘Taj Mahal built by traitors’

A controversial Indian politician from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has called the Taj Mahal a “blot on Indian culture” built by “traitors”.

Sangeet Som, a lawmaker in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, was addressing supporters in the city of Meerut.

The remarks, which come weeks after the famous mausoleum was excluded from an Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet, have sparked shock and outrage online.

  • Alain

    He is in part correct, as it was built by Muslim invaders with the help of traitors. Still contrary to the Muslims he is not advocating its destruction. Having actually been there I found it highly overrated by tourist guide books.

    • The thing is that India is a very culturally diverse country and has been so for centuries. If one gives that guy a carte blanche to wipe out a site that has been a part of the Indian consciousness since forever, he’ll move onto churches, Buddhist temples, Pizza Huts and anything else he does not like.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    He’s right you know.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Read how they became rulers, I think it was shah jahan and he was a traitor.

  • Hard Little Machine

    We have a Garage Mahal.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Historical Proof That Taj Mahal is Hindu Temple