On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his government’s decision to rename the ‘Mughal museum’ in Agra after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The decision was taken at a review meeting of development works of Agra division.
In a statement, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister emphasised, “How can our heroes be Mughals? The very name of Shivaji will invoke a feeling of nationalism and self-esteem.” He also added that the Shivaji Maharaj’s name “will invoke a feeling of nationalism and self-esteem”.
Taking to Twitter, Yogi Adityanath wrote, “The museum, which is being built in Agra, will be known by the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In Uttar Pradesh, there is no place for the ‘slave mentality’ and its symbolism to thrive. Our hero is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.”