Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, will be visiting Agra and take a trip to Taj Mahal with Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minsiter of Uttar Pradesh. Netanyahu is on a six day trip to India, and has already spoken about his friendly relationship with India, his desire to broaden their business ventures. He has been accompanied to the tour with 130 businessmen who will be representing the different facets of Israeli business and how the two countries can work together to hold ventures. Netanyahu has come to India, after Prime Minister Modi’s trip to Israel six months ago. He had broken protocol and met Modi at the airport, a gesture that was reciprocated by the Prime Minister when Netanyahu arrived with his wife.
Benjamin and his wife have reached Agra, and were photographed with Braj Dancers. They were flanked by the colorfully dressed dancers, who look majestic in their attires. Benjamin will be visiting Mumbai too, where he is reportedly meeting many actors. He will invite them to shoot their movies in Israel too.
There has been slight controversy about Nentyahu visiting the Taj Mahal, because some Muslim groups have objected to him, as they oppose, Israel, because of all the devastation in Palestine. However, the director of the Lucknow-based Centre of Objective Research and Development (CORD), Athar Husain has said, “I don’t think there is anything wrong in meeting the Israeli PM. In fact, the then agriculture minister Shivpal Yadav, who was a dominant figure in the ruling Samajwadi Party, too had made a three-day visit to Israel soon after Akhilesh Yadav government had come to power.”
Still the security around the monument has been tightened and it will be seen that nothing violent happens during Netanyahu and his wife’s visit.