‘Love jihad’: Uma calls for discussion

Uma Bharti said religious leaders from both communities should sit together and examine whether alleged ‘love jihad’ had any basis.

By: Express News Service | Bhopal | Published: September 2, 2014 2:26 am

Union Minister Uma Bharti said religious leaders from both communities should sit together and examine whether the alleged ‘love jihad’ had any basis.

Insisting that she wouldn’t make any ‘official comment’ about the controversial issue, the senior BJP leader told reporters in Bhopal on Monday that the alleged phenomenon should be subjected to a detailed review, and steps should be taken to ensure that social harmony is not disturbed.

Meanwhile, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister dismissed reports that she faced murder charges, as reported by a couple of leading newspapers. She said that all the legal cases against her were political in nature and resulted from her participation in the Ayodhya and Ram Setu movements.

“After L K Advani, I was the only leader to lead many of these movements because of my association with the BJP Yuva Morcha,’’ she said, adding that she would continue to take part in such agitations in future.

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