Surprised to know Rajnath Singh doesn't know meaning of `Love Jihad`: Digvijay Singh

Days after Rajnath Singh distanced himself from the issue of "love jihad", Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said it was surprising that the Home Minister did not know the meaning of the term.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

New Delhi: Days after Rajnath Singh distanced himself from the issue of "love jihad", Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said it was surprising that the Home Minister did not know the meaning of the term.

Singh had on Friday said he had "no idea" what "love jihad" was even as his party leaders are raking up the issue.

"What is love jihad"? Rajnath Singh had said when questioned by reporters on the issue at a press conference here on the first 100 days of his ministry.

"What is this. I don't know. I have no idea," he said.

Many BJP leaders, especially from Uttar Pradesh, have raised the issue.

"Love jihad" is a term used by Hindu hardliners for Muslim youth marrying Hindu girls who are later converted to Islam.

(With IANS inputs)