The Agra Municipal Corporation is expecte to discuss a proposal put forward by a BJP councillor for renaming the Taj Mahal. The world-famous eternal monument of love – as Tejo Mahalaya. The proposal prepare by BJP Councillor Shobharam Rathore. It will be table before the Agra Municipal Corporation for discussion and further consideration on Wednesday.
After the proposal is table, the members of Agra Municipal Corporation will take a call on further proceedings in this regard while also considering all other aspects, sources said.
In his proposal, Rathore claimed that he has “proof” that a lotus urn exists in the Taj Mahal the royal resting place of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The proposal for renaming the Taj Mahal comes several months after the Allahabad High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking direction to “find the truth” behind the 22 locked rooms in the Taj Mahal to resolve the “controversy” around the monument’s origins.
This is also not the first time that demands for renaming the Mughal-era mausoleum has made. Several right-wing activists, citing ASI findings and ancient scriptures, have claimed that the Taj Mahal was actually a Lord Shiva temple.
Recently, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, Surendra Singh said that Agra’s historical monument Taj Mahal will soon be rename ‘Ram Mahal’ by the Yogi Adityanath government.
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