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Atul Srivastava | HENB | New Delhi | Oct 20, 2017:: The Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Hindutva Stalwart Dr Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he has access to sufficient documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur.
“There is evidence on record that Shah Jahan forced the Raja-Maharajas of Jaipur to sell the land on which Taj Mahal is standing now, and he gave them a compensation of forty villages, which is nothing compared to the property’s value,” Swamy told reporters.
A Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) MP, Dr Swamy added he will release the copies of the evidence to the media soon.”The documents also suggest that there was a temple on the property. But it is still not clear whether Taj Mahal was built after the demolition of a temple,” Swamy told the reporters.
He further said that the BJP has no intention of demolishing Taj Mahal, but only want three temples out of thousands demolished under the Muslim rule.
“We want only three, which are Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, Krishna’s Mathura and Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. These three, once they are restored, we won’t be concerned about the remaining forty thousand,” said Swamy.
The iconic monument is caught in a storm since BJP MLA Sangeet Som said it was built by traitors and could not be included in the Indian history.
Following Som’s statement another BJP leader Vinay Katiyar courted controversy on Wednesday when he claimed that the Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple and that its name should be changed.
__Inputs from ANI.