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Taj Mahal a 'beautiful kabristan', says Haryana Minister Anil Vij

Anil Vij is known for making controversial tweets and statements

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

It may surprise the reader to know that after it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice
It may surprise the reader to know that after it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice. Photo: iStock
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Joining the league of those making controversial statements on the Taj Mahal, senior Minister on Friday termed the marble monument as a "beautiful cemetery".

"ek khoobsurat kabristan hai," Vij tweeted on Friday.

Vij, who is the Cabinet Minister for Health and Sports in the government in Haryana, is known for making controversial tweets and statements.

leader Sangeet Som triggered a controversy last week by saying that the was a blot on Indian culture. The Taj, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of the world, is visited by lakhs of people from across the world.

In a damage control exercise, Chief Minister on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage and he is to visit it on October 26.

The 17th-century marble monument was built by Mughal emperor for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Both were buried at the

Adityanath, whose government in has been accused of ignoring in the tourism booklet of the state, said that the monument was constructed "by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers".

First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 17:35 IST
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