Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan on Monday (November 23) slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that love and jihad don’t go together.

Addressing a press conference, Nusrat 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.”

“I want to tell them (BJP) first know what Bengal is. First, learn the language and culture of Bengal. In the next three years more than 35 lakh jobs," she added.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently announced that his government will enact a law to curb "love jihad" and forcible religious conversion.

The Home Ministry on February 4 this year clarified that the term "love jihad" is not defined under existing laws and no such case has been reported so far, including by central agencies.

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The TMC had claimed that the BJP is indulging in personal attacks and character-assassination of TMC leaders, especially a youth leader who is also an MP, as it has nothing to showcase to the public because of the Centre's anti-people policies.