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Taj Mahal left out of UP tourism booklet; Cong says its tragic and funny

Omitting Taj Mahal from Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet a joke, tradegy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

UP tourism booklet
Taj Mahal (Photo: Wikipedia)

The Congress on Monday termed the omission of the not being included in an Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department booklet listing tourist attractions in the state both a joke and a tragedy.

"If it is a booklet on tourism and it excludes Taj Mahal, at one level it is a joke and at another level it is tragic. It is like saying we will have (William Shakespeare's) 'Hamlet' without the Prince of Denmark," said Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

"How can you imagine tourism in Uttar Pradesh or India without Taj Mahal, I cannot understand. If it is indeed a booklet on tourism and excludes the Taj, it shows a clear religious bias which is completely misplaced," he added.

Singhvi said that "such pettiness diminishes" India.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by is in power in the state.

First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 08:32 IST