Recently UP Chief Minister and BJP Hindu nationalist, Yogi Adityanath said the Taj Mahal did not reflect Indian culture. Adding to the controversy, BJP MLA Sangeet Som added to the controversy, fired another silo aiming at the Taj Mahal. He said that the historical monument did not deserve a place in the Indian history because it was built by Muslim emperor who wanted to wipe out Hindu culture. He called the Taj Mahal a "blot on Indian culture" built by "traitors".
While addressing a large gathering at Meerut, Sangeet Som, said "Many people were pained to see that the Taj Mahal was removed from the list of historical places in the UP tourism booklet. Is this history that the person who built the Taj Mahal imprisoned his father? Do you call it a history when the one who built the Taj targeted many Hindus in Uttar Pradesh and Hindustan? If this is history, then it is very unfortunate and we will change this history, I guarantee you"