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Yogi Adityanath Taj Mahal visit Live Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited Taj Mahal in Agra. CM Adityanath arrived in Agra this morning.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2017 4:55 PM
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Yogi Adityanath Taj Mahal visit Live Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited Taj Mahal in Agra. CM Adityanath arrived in Agra this morning. CM Adityanath has taken part in mega cleanliness programme at the west gate of Taj Mahal.  The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s visit comes in the wake of various controversial statements made by some BJP leaders and ministers regarding the contribution of the 17th century monument in India’s culture. Notably, Adityanath’s visit is the first by a BJP CM of the state. According to his programme schedule, CM Adityanath is staying for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby. The chief minister is also inspecting various places along the way, inside and outside the monument.

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4:41 pm: Agra attracts 40-50,000 tourists every day. We are serious & committed towards security of tourists, said UP CM.

4:39 pm: He also said that the UP government is working towards bringing the metro in Agra, reported NDTV.

4:37 pm: A lot of opportunity for tourism in UP. Projects worth ₹370 crores announced for Agra to boost tourism, as per CNN News 18 report.

4:35 pm: Yogi Adityanath in a press conference said that the UP government will work towards the safety of tourists.

4:21 pm: “It is the world’s seventh wonder. The Taj Mahal is visited by millions every year and Agra is famous due to this monument,” he said.

3:48 pm:  At the time, Adityanath was visiting the Taj Mahal along with several senior BJP leaders, including state Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

3:40 pm: Yogi Adityanath also said,”today the foundation stone and the inauguration of the schemes of Rs 235 crores in Agra was done. I congratulate everyone.”

3:36 pm: Taj Mahal was built by blood & sweat of Indian labourers. The onus of its security & preservation lies on our shoulders, said UP CM.

3:31 pm: Everyday 40,000-50,000 tourists come to Agra, if we can provide them adequate security, the number will rise to 2.5 Lakh – 3 Lakh, reported ANI.

3:28 pm: Only those people are raising questions over my Agra visit who have divided the society on the basis of castes, as per ANI report.

3:25 pm: While addressing the rally he said that tourism in Agra is on a rise, as per Times Now.

3:23 pm: Yogi Adityanath says, Taj Mahal was built by Indian labourers.

3:10 pm: UP CM gave certificates to the beneficiaries of  Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme, the crop loan redemption scheme and other schemes.

3:04 pm: UP CM launched the program organized in GIC Ground, Agra by lighting the lamp.

2:53 pm: Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur recently, Adityanath had called Taj Mahal the “pride of India” and referred to it as a “world class monument”.

2:30 PM: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav termed Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the Taj Mahal as Lord Rama’s ‘kamaal’.

2:25 PM: UP CM Yogi Adityanath at an auditorium in Agra

2:20 PM: WATCH- UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s day out at Taj Mahal in Agra

2:15 pm: Adityanath’s visit, the first by a BJP chief minister of the state, is being seen by many as a damage control exercise after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the white marble monument in its list of development projects in the state.

2:10 PM: Garg, however, added that the BJP believes in the Taj Mahal and acknowledge its importance.

1:57 PM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inside Taj Mahal

1:54 PM: Watch- UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s reaction after visiting Taj Mahal in Agra

1:51 pm: The Taj Mahal was built by demolishing a Shiva temple, a legislator from Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP said as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the 17th century monument.

1:47 PM: The Mughals first demolished the temple and then built the Taj Mahal, Agra North MLA Jagan Prasad Garg told reporters at the complex.

1:43 PM: “Several historians believe that there was a Shiva temple at the same place where the Taj Mahal is located. Mughals first demolished the Shiva temple and then built the Taj Mahal. It is a fact,” he said.

1:36 PM: This was a significant departure from his remarks at a rally in Bihar last year, when he had said the Taj does not represent Indian culture and that visiting foreign dignitaries should be presented with the Gita rather than replicas of Taj Mahal.

1:33 pm: The last time a UP chief minister visited the Taj was Akhilesh Yadav, more than two years ago.

1:30 pm: Adityanath, who landed in the city’s Kheria Airport, earlier went to Nangla Paima village and visited a rubber check dam. He also visited Kachhpura village.

1:27 PM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already declared that the state government will spend Rs 370 crore on development plans aimed at promoting tourism in the city of Taj.

1:24 PM: Along with the visit to the Taj Mahal, built by Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Adityanath will inaugurate various development projects in Agra, according to an official spokesperson.

1:21 PM: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is inspecting Mughal Museum which is being built at Rs 141 crore

1:17 PM: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath visited places inside Taj Mahal

1:14 pm: Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur recently, Adityanath had called Taj Mahal the “pride of India” and referred to it as a “world class monument”.

1:11 PM: This was a significant departure from his remarks at a rally in Bihar last year, when he had said the Taj does not represent Indian culture and that visiting foreign dignitaries should be presented with the Gita rather than replicas of Taj Mahal.

1:08 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Taj Mahal in Agra

1:05 PM: Asaduddin Owaisi has lashed out at Yogi Adityanath and claimed that UP CM said TajMahal is not a part of our Sanskriti

1:02 PM: The visit is seen by many as a damage control exercise after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the white marble monument in its list of development projects in the state.

12:59 PM: UP CM Yogi Adityanath with school students who took part in a drawing competition

12:55 PM: Over 14,000 policemen were deployed across the city for the security of CM Yogi Adityanath.

12:53 PM: Donning a mask, wearing yellow gloves and wielding a broom, Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by about 500 BJP members, including MLAs from western Uttar Pradesh, as he swept a parking area, in an apparent bid to promote the Swachh Bharat mission.

12:50 PM: Yogi Adityanath, the first BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit the Taj Mahal, entered from the western gate where he swept the road along with senior leaders.

12:47 PM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited the Taj Mahal, days after his BJP leaders and ministers made provocative statements against the 17th century Mughal era monument.

12:44 PM: Accompanied by scores of security personnel, officials and jostling crowds of supporters, he walked down the path leading to the famed monument to love along with state Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

12:41 PM: Watch- UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s maiden visit to Taj Mahal in Agra

12:38 PM: CM Yogi Adityanath, who landed in the city’s Kheria Airport, earlier went to Nangla Paima village and visited the rubber check dam.

12:35 PM: CM Yogi Adityanath He also visited Kachhpura village.

12:33 pm: The last time a UP CM visited the Taj Mahal in Agra was Akhilesh Yadav, more than two years back.

12:29 PM: That was the Valentine’s Day and Akhilesh sat on one of the benches in front of Taj along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav.

12:26 PM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will address a public rally at GIC ground in Agra shortly.

12:23 PM: CM Yogi Adityanath has left from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. He was accompanied by Rita Bahuguna and Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma.

12:21 pm: “The monument is open for tourists and the entry will be allowed as per the routine process. The security has been stepped up,” a Police Official said.

12:18 pm: UP CM Yogi Adityanath with tourists inside Taj Mahal in Agra.

12:13 PM: Along with the visit to the Taj Mahal, CM Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated various development projects in Agra

12:08 PM: WATCH- BJP MP Subramanian Swamy says Taj Mahal in Agra is a major tourist spot.

12:05 PM: CM Yogi Adityanath is visiting places inside Taj Mahal in Agra.

12:02 PM: WATCH- Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is inside Taj Mahal in Agra

11:58 AM: WATCH- Earlier in the morning, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was given guard of honour

11:55 AM: Asked about Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath picking up a broom in Agra, Shivpal Yadav said, “It is a good thing although it has been three years since they have been brooming but cleanliness is nowhere to be seen… the government has failed on all fronts.”

11:50 AM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will address a public rally and attend a media interaction later in the day, according to TV reports.

11:45 AM: “The monument is open for tourists and the entry will be allowed as per the routine process. The security has been stepped up,” a Police Official said.

11:43 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath is the first BJP Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit the monument of love.

11:40 AM: Currently UP CM Yogi Adityanath is in Taj Mahal

11:37 AM: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at ShahJahan Park

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11:33 AM: Donning a mask and wielding a broom, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has swept a parking area outside the Taj Mahal today, days after his BJP leaders and ministers made provocative statements against the 17th century monument.

11:30 AM: WATCH- When Yogi Adityanath picks up a broom in front of Taj Mahal in Agra.

11:26 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to visit the Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the monument in its list of development projects in the state, according to reports

11:22 AM: According to his programme, CM Adityanath is staying for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby.

11:19 AM: The last time a UP CM visited the Taj was Akhilesh Yadav, more than two years back.

11:16 AM: That was the Valentine’s Day and Akhilesh sat on one of the benches in front of the monument along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav.

11:14 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath is  taking part cleanliness programme in Agra

11:10 AM: WATCH- How CM Yogi Adityanath has made pitch for Swacch Agra, Swasth Agra during his Taj Mahal visit.

10:51 AM: A senior police officer told PTI that more than 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of the CM.

10:48 AM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who landed in the city’s Kheria Airport, went to Nangla Paima village and visited the rubber check dam.

10:44 AM: The Uttar Pradesh CM also visited Kachhpura village.

10:41 AM: A senior police officer said that more than 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of the CM.

10:38 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to visit the Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the monument in its list of development projects in the state.

10:35 AM: BJP MLA Sangeet Som had called Taj Mahal a “blot on Indian history” and BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said it was originally a Shiva temple.

10:32 AM: However, addressing a rally in Gorakhpur recently, Adityanath called Taj Mahal the “pride of India” and referred to it as a “world class monument”.

10:30 AM: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already declared that the state government will spend Rs 370 crore on development plans aimed at promoting tourism in the city of Taj.

10:27 am: WATCH- UP CM Yogi Adityanath has visited rubber check dam

10:24 AM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has run a mega cleanliness campaign along with 500 BJP activists and social workers around the west gate of the Taj Mahal.

10:19 AM: WATCH-UP CM Yogi Adityanath is taking part in a cleanliness programme

10:13 AM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking part in mega cleanliness programme at the western gate of Taj Mahal in Agra.

10:11 AM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inspect various places along the way, inside and outside the monument.

10:09 AM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also lay foundation for the development of a tourist pathway from the Taj Mahal to the Agra Fort.

10:08 AM: According to his programme, CM Yogi Adityanath will stay for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby.

10:06 AM: Apart from visiting Taj Mahal, CM Yogi Adityanath is taking part in various other programmes

10:04 AM: “The monument is open for tourists and the entry will be allowed as per the routine process. The security has been stepped up,” a Police official said.

10:02 AM: Yogi Adityanath is the first BJP Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra.

10:00 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath also visited Kachhpura village.

9:58 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath went to Nangla Paima village and visited the rubber check dam.

9:56 AM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had landed in the city’s Kheria Airport.

9:54 AM: Over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across Agra city for the security of Yogi Adityanath, who arrived early this morning.

9:50 AM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in Agra Fort today

9:43 AM: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik yesterday said that the central and the state governments are working on the lines of ‘Ram Rajya’ for the development of the underprivileged.

9:39 AM: WATCH- Importance of Taj Mahal

9:36 AM: Archaeological Survey of India will present a bouquet to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

9:33 AM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will reach Taj Mahal through west gate.

9:28 AM: WATCH- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reaches Agra

9:24 AM: “It was Tejo Mahal, Lord Shiva’s temple, where Shahjahan buried his wife and turned it into a mausoleum,”  Katiyar, who had been in the forefront of the Ram temple movement of Ayodhya, had said.

9:21 AM: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said it doesn’t matter who built the Taj Mahal,  Vinay Katiyar, a BJP MP from Kanpur, claimed the Mughal mausoleum was built on a Hindu temple which had once housed a Shivling.

9:18 AM: Following the controversy over the booklet, the state government had issued a press release stating, “Tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore are proposed, under which schemes worth Rs 156 crore are meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas in Agra.”

9:16 AM: In fact, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

9:13 AM: Following the controversy over the booklet, the state government had issued a press release stating, “Tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore are proposed, under which schemes worth Rs 156 crore are meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas in Agra.”

9:10 AM: WATCH- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was given guard of honour

9:06 AM: In comments that come soon after the Yogi Adityanath government reportedly left out the Taj Mahal from an official tourism booklet, Som said, “Many people were pained to see that the Taj Mahal was removed from the list of places (tourist destinations). What type of history? Is this history that the person who built the Taj Mahal imprisoned his father? Do you call it history when the one who built the Taj targeted many Hindus in Uttar Pradesh and Hindustan?”

9:01 AM: Courting fresh controversy, BJP MLA Sangeet Som had questioned Taj Mahal’s place in history, distorting historical facts to say that it was built by an emperor who had imprisoned his father and targeted Hindus

8:57 AM: The last time a UP CM visited the Taj was Akhilesh Yadav, more than two years back.

8:54 AM: That was the Valentine’s Day and Akhilesh sat on one of the benches in front of the monument along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav.

8:51 AM: This was a significant departure from his remarks at a rally in Bihar last year, when CM Adityanath had said that the Taj does not represent Indian culture and that visiting foreign dignitaries should be presented with the Gita rather than replicas of Taj Mahal.

8:48 AM: Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath also address a public meeting later in the day.

8:46 AM: Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has arrived in Agra. He will be visiting Agra Fort.

8:43 AM: BJP MLA Sangeet Som had called Taj Mahal a “blot on Indian history” and BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said it was originally a Shiva temple.

8:40 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to visit Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the monument in its list of development projects in the state.

8:37 AM: WATCH- All you want to know UP CM Adityanath’s Taj Mahal visit in Agra

8:34 AM: Along with the visit to Taj Mahal, CM Adityanath will inaugurate various development projects in Agra, an official spokesman said here today.

8:30 AM: “During his tour of Agra.., the chief minister will be visiting all the places inside Taj Mahal,” principal secretary, tourism, Awanish Awasthi said.

8:27 AM: CM Adityanath will also run a mega cleanliness campaign along with 500 BJP activisits and social workers around the west gate of Taj Mahal.

8:24 AM: The Chief Minister has already declared that the state government will spend Rs 370 crore on development plans aimed at promoting tourism in the city of Taj.

8:21 am: WATCH- CM Yogi Adityanath’s view on Taj row

8:18 AM: The chief minister will inspect various places along the way, inside and outside the monument.

8:15 AM: Yogi Adityanath will also lay foundation for the development of a tourist pathway from Taj Mahal to Agra Fort.

8:13 AM: Yogi Adityanath will be the first BJP CM of UP to visit the monument of love.

8:11 AM: According to his programme schedule, CM Adityanath will stay for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby.

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    Prasad K
    Oct 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    Unable to understand why the entrance to Taj has to be so filthy! Can't the local agency assign cleaning staff? It's terrible that even with Swatch Bharat hype, we let the whole world see how dirty India is.
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      Bharati
      Oct 26, 2017 at 9:14 am
      Nothing against Islam/ BJP or anyone! However your reporter needs to know that all major Muslim monuments were built on top of destroyed temples, etc. Yes the Taj, like Q Minar, Juma Masjid, etc. does have a Hindu background, even the land was taken from the raja of Amber. Most Mughal buildings have detailed documents: there are no authentic ones for the Taj and even the source of marble, workers, etc. are not recorded. Also UK used it for honeymoon cottages and had parties in and around it. Soldiers were allowed to remove the Jaipuri precious stones. Hastings wanted to destroy it and sell the marble in Sussex since UK had officially sanctioned looting India was the goal and acceptable. Luckily there were no takers in Sussex. What has happened is over but why conceal it? Why not accept it and move on?
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