Yogi Adityanath renames Mughal museum after Chhatrapati Shivaji, says ‘How can Mughals be our heroes’

Edited By: Nikhil Pandey WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Sep 15, 2020, 12:10 PM(IST)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and a painting of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Photograph:( Twitter )

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He made it clear that his government has always nurtured the nationalist ideology and anything which smacks of subservient mentality will be done away with.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday has announced that the upcoming ‘Mughal Museum’ in Agra will be renamed after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

“How can Mughals be our heroes? The very name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will invoke a feeling of nationalism and self-esteem," UP CM said in a statement.

He made it clear that his government has always nurtured the nationalist ideology and anything which smacks of subservient mentality will be done away with.

“The under-construction museum in Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In your new Uttar Pradesh, there is no place for any symbols of subservient mentality,” Adityanath tweeted in Hindi soon after the review meeting.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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