Khan told the reporters on Tuesday that buildings and monuments constructed in India by past rulers should be razed. “Signs of slavery which reek of past rulers should be erased. I had said even in the past that why not Parliament, why not Qutub Minar, why not Rashtrapati Bhavan, why not Lal Qila and why not Taj Mahal?” he said.
His remarks closely follow Som’s statements about Taj Mahal being built by a traitor. “Many people were disappointed that the Taj Mahal was removed from the UP tourism booklet. What history are we talking about? Whose history? The creator of the Taj Mahal (Shah Jahan) imprisoned his father. He wanted to wipe out all Hindus from India. If these people are part of our history, then it is very unfortunate,” he was quoted as saying.