Asaduddin Owaisi visits Aurangzeb’s tomb when Fadnavis was chief minister, Maharashtra says

Maharashtra Congress leader Sachin Sawant on Tuesday claimed that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi visited the tomb of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb at Khuldabad in Aurangabad in 2019, when Devendra Farnabis was the chief minister. YC’s brother Akbaruddin prayed at Aurangzeb’s tomb on May 12, and Fadnavis scolded the Uddhav Thackeray government for not taking any action against the Telangana MLA at a rally on Sunday.

The tomb is under the Central Government’s Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which controls access, Sawant said. He questioned why the Modi government was not filing charges against Akbaruddin.

The Maharashtra Congress leader also claimed that Darakshan Andrabi Fadnavis, a BJP leader from Jammu and Kashmir, had visited the same site during his tenure.

“Aurangzeb’s tomb is under the Archaeological Survey of India. The Modi government can control, ban or even ban entry. Why doesn’t the Modi government file a complaint against the YC? See Khalid Qureshi, BJP’s VP for Minorities, Fadnavis G. Tweeted.

Also, BJP national executive member and spokesperson, Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board president Dr Darakshan Andrabi visited Aurangzeb’s tomb during Corona. When Fadnavis was chief minister, Asaduddin YC visited the tomb in 2019. Sawant said in another tweet.

Aurangzeb, considered the last of the ‘Great Mughals’, ruled for about 49 years before his death in 1707, spending the last two decades of his life trying to gain control of the Deccan, which brought him into direct conflict with the Marathas.

A highly polarized figure in Indian history, he is also accused of ordering the execution of Sambhaji, the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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