Agra, Oct 26: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra today.
This would be his maiden visit to the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, after being sworn into office earlier this year.
His visit also gains prominence as it comes against the backdrop of the controversial statement made by BJP MLA Sangeet Som regarding the status of the 17th-century monument in India's culture.
The Chief Minister, however, shrugged off the statement stating that "it does not matter who built it and for what reason; it was built by blood and sweat of Indian labourers".
As per reports, Adityanath will stay for half an hour at the monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The chief minister is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the development of a tourist pathway from the Taj Mahal to the Agra Fort and inaugurate various development projects in the city.