Nusrat Jahan of the Trinamool Congress MP from West Bengal, Basirhat slammed Bharatiya Janata Party for using religion as their tool for politics in order to consolidate their support ahead of the state assembly elections.
Nusrat stated that there are two separate things while speaking on ‘Love-Jihad’ that has no correlation. “Love” and “Jihad” are two different concepts which do not go hand-in-hand.
During a media interaction, the Trinamool Parliamentarian said: “Love is very personal. Love and jihad don’t go hand-in-hand. Just before polls, people come up with topics like this. It is a personal choice who you want to be with. Be in love and start falling in love with each other. Don’t make religion a political tool.”
Nusrat Jahan had earlier participated in the Durga Pooja Festival for which she was severely attacked by radicals who called this act a ‘sin’ and bringing disgrace to Islam. This issue was raised because the actor turned politician, married to businessman Nikhil Jain, was seen folding hands before Durga Goddess and dancing to the beats of ‘dhak’ in celebration of Bengal’s biggest festival of this year.