New Delhi: BJP spokesperson, GVL Narasimha Rao, backing controversial Sangeet Som’s remark described the Muslim or Mughal rule as “barbaric and a period of incomparable intolerance”.
Rao, on Monday, said that party members could hold any opinion they want on specific monuments, “but as far as Muslim, Mughal rule in this country is concerned, that period can only be described as exploitative, barbaric and a period of incomparable intolerance which harmed Indian civilisation and traditions immensely,” reports TOI.
Party MLA from Uttar Pradesh, Sangeet Som had called history related to Mughals as ‘unfortunate’ and termed Taj Mahal ‘a blot’ on Indian culture. He had said that history books will be changed and names such as Akbar, Aurangzeb would be removed.
BJP leader Rao, also slammed All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi, saying: “Even in the present times, Muslim leaders such as Owaisi exhibit the same level of intolerance as Muslim rulers once displayed.”
Owaisi had criticised Som’s remark and asked if the tourists would be advised not to visit the world famous monument.