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'Who cares about Taj Mahal? People want to see world class Gaushala in Uttar Pradesh'

Tuesday October 3, 2017 0:00 AM, & Agencies

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Twitterites on Monday expressed their anger after reports came that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has removed Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, from the state's tourism booklet.

A host of messages posted on the social networking site termed the move a "political blunder", Taj ki chori, religious bias and many even cited the BJP' love for Gaushalas to vent their anger against the state government.

"Who cares about the Taj Mahal? People around the world want to see world class Gaushala in UP", a Twitter said in his post.

Noted author Willian Dalrymple also joined the angry debate on Twitter. In his message posted on the micro blogging site, he wrote: "Crazy fundo monk Yogi Adityanath government removes Taj Mahal from Uttar Pradesh's tourism list.."

In her message posted on Twitter, Madhu Purnima Kishwar‏ said, "Absolutely foolish of Yogi Adityanath to create a controversy around Taj Mahal. Such political immaturity doesn't behove a CM."

Dhruv Rathee‏ in his message said, "Yogi govt. has defamed our country’s heritage by removing Taj Mahal from tourism list. Would be a butt of all jokes in international media."

The angry reactions on Twitter came in response to the Adityanath government's reported move to remove Taj Mahal from state's tourism booklet.

According to reports, the 32-page glossy booklet titled 'Uttar Pradesh Paryatan-Apaar Sambhavanaayein' UP Tourism-Unlimited Possibilities, which has the iconic Ganga Aarti of Varanasi as its cover image, but Taj Mahal, the most prominent and popular one, could not find a place.

The booklet has been printed to promote the tourist spots in Uttar Pradesh.

Interestingly, one page of the booklet has also been dedicated to the Gorakhnath temple, of which UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath is the presiding priest.

The booklet was released in Lucknow at a press conference on World Tourism Day by UP's tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

Yogi Adityanath recently criticized the custom of gifting Taj Mahal to foreign dignitaries saying the monument doesn't represent Indian culture.

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