Agra: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited the Taj Mahal against the backdrop of various controversial statements made by some BJP leaders and ministers against the 17th century monument.
Over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of Adityanath, who arrived here early this morning.
Adityanath is the first BJP CM of UP to visit the monument of love.
Interestingly, Yogi Adityanath takes also took part in a cleanliness drive at the Western Gate of Taj Mahal.
The chief minister has already declared that the state government will spend Rs 370 crore on development plans aimed at promoting tourism in the city of Taj.
His decision to visit the Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the monument in its list of development projects in the state.