Agra: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday questions, “How Mughals can be our heroes?” and decided to name the “Mughal Museum” in Agra after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, claiming that it “will invoke a feeling of nationalism and self-esteem”.
As per a government spokesperson, “…He made it clear that his government always nurtured the nationalist ideology and anything which smacks of subservient mentality will be done away with”. This decision had been taken at a meeting of developmental works of Agra.
The museum is said to be built on about 6 acres of land near the eastern gate of Taj Mahal, is considered to attract tourists towards the weapons, culture and dress of Mughal era.
The Chief Minister is said to take on projects worth over Rs 10 crore in Agra division, comprising Firozabad, Manipuri and Mathura districts. Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Rural Development Minister Moti Singh were also present in the review meeting conducted through video-conferencing.
Demands of MP Hema Malini of building a stadium, a central school, road repairing, starting operations at Chhata sugar mill will also be met as assured by the Adtiyanath.