True to its intent of keeping nationalism first, Yogi Adityanath’s UP government has decided to rename the Mughal museum after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Bengaluru: True to its intent of keeping nationalism first, Yogi Adityanath’s UP government has decided to rename the Mughal museum after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The decision was taken while reviewing development works of Agra division. The CM added that the museum named after the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will invoke nationalism and self-esteem. CM Adityanath made the decision while questioning, "How can our Heroes be Mughals?"
As per a report we accessed, during the review meeting, CM Adityanath is said to have made it clear that his government has always nurtured the nationalist ideology and anything which smacks of subservient mentality will be done away with.
It might be recalled that the foundation stone of the museum was laid by former state CM Akhilesh Yadav in 2016. It is proposed to come up on about six acres of land near the eastern gate of the Taj Mahal. The project was meant to apprise the tourists about the Mughal era's weapons, culture and dresses among other such articles.
With CM Yogi asserting that Mughals cannot be our heroes, the nature of the project is likely to change too.
After assuming power, the Yogi Adityanath government has resorted to changing several names.
As reported by NDTV, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had indicated that the state government is likely to keep up with its spree of renaming places across the state.
He had said, "We did what we felt was good. We renamed Mughal Sarai as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Nagar, Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya. Where there is a need, the government will take the steps required.”
In another development, the government has also set up a board for transferring benefits to the transgender community.
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Last Updated Sep 15, 2020, 3:13 PM IST