Bhopal, October 30: Digvijaya Singh, senior Congress leader has targetted BJP leaders Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain over the 'love jihad' controversy. According to a video shared by Times Now, Singh asked, "If a Muslim boy marries a Hindu girl it is love jihad. In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, Naqvi has married a Hindu woman, BJP leader Hussain’s partner is also Hindu..is this also a love jihad."
He further said that BJP has no agenda, issues to discuss, other than spreading hatred and instigating people in the name of Hindus and Muslims. Laxmmi Bomb: After Tanishq Ad, Now Akshay Kumar’s Film Is Accused of Promoting ‘Love Jihad’ (View Tweets)
Digvijaya Singh on Love Jihad Row
BJP fumes at Congress 'slander.'
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— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) October 30, 2020
Just a few days ago, another senior Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath had made an objectionable and sexist comment against Imarti Devi by using the word "item" against the BJP candidate from Dabra constituency.
The debate around love-jihaad was heated last month when Tanishq released their video ad showcasing the story of a Hindu woman married to a Muslim family. The ad was severely criticised on social media and was touted as 'love jihad'. The noise grew so intense that the brand had to withdraw the commercial.
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