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Yogi Adityanath Launches Cleanliness Drive From Taj Mahal Gate:- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a visit to the Taj Mahal on Thursday. He wielded a broom to launch the ‘swacchta abhiyaan’ (cleanliness drive) at the western gate of the monument. Yogi spent about 30 minutes there.
The BJP activists shouted slogans hailing him as well as ‘Jai Shri Ram’, as he arrived amid tight security. During his day’s visit to the Taj city, which he last visited on May 7, Adityanath is set to unveil a Rs 150 crore package. The visit of Yogi comes in the backdrop of statements by BJP leaders. The BJP leaders said that the 17th century Mughal-built Taj was a blot on Indian culture and history.
A backlash from many quarters, was triggered due to these statements, forcing the Bharatya Janata Party to distance itself from the comments. Later, the Chief Minister made an announcement that he would visit the Taj Mahal. Yogi said the monument had been built by the sweat and blood of Indian labourers.
Sooner, the municipal corporation polls are likely to be announced municipal corporation polls are likely to be announced.
A lot of trouble was faced by the journalists who went to cover Adityanath’s visit as their cars and OB vans were stopped far from the venue of engagements. Also, senior government officials were ranged up some journalists to protest but to no avail. The journalists said for more than an hour, the chaos, prevailed.