In the most stunning statement that evoked anger from people across the nation, Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammed Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party called for demolition of Taj Mahal, World’s eight wonder and embodiment of love. Speaking at a function at Muzaffarnagar on Sunday he said that Shah Jahan’s spending money on building the Taj Mahal was “unjustified” and if there was a move to demolish it he would willingly have led a mob to pull the monument down.
He even said he was moved by Babri demolition but will gleefully support bringing down Taj Mahal. He was of the opinion that Emperor Shah Jahan had “no right to squander crores of public funds” to honour the memory of his “wife and sweetheart” Mumtaz Mahal.
He added “If people had decided to demolish the Taj Mahal instead of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, I would have willingly led them,”