Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly utilizing faith as a instrument to consolidate their assist base forward of the West Bengal Assembly elections, that are due subsequent yr.
Speaking on ‘love-jihad,’ the Trinamool Congress MP from Basirhat stated that ‘love’ and ‘jihad’ had been two separate issues and that they didn’t go hand-in-hand. She added that it was a matter of private alternative who desires to be with whom.
Responding to a query throughout a media interplay, she stated, “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, who’s married to businessman Nikhil Jain, earlier participated within the Durga Puja celebrations for which she confronted extreme backlash from radical Islamists. She was accused of ‘committing a sin’ and disrespecting the faith of Islam.
The radicals had been particularly miffed with the actress for taking part in dhaak, folding fingers in entrance of Goddess Durga and dancing to the beats of dhak throughout Durga Puja festivities this yr.
Nusrat had additionally confronted criticism for posting photographs of herself dressed as Goddess Durga on Instagram in September this yr. Many customers had even despatched her loss of life threats. A bunch of them additionally reprimanded her for marrying a Hindu man regardless of being born as a Muslim.
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Upon being elected as an MP within the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Nusrat had gained widespread consideration. She was closely coated within the media many weeks after successful the large election.