Bharatiya Janata Party’s national IT head Amit Malviya on Thursday took to Twitter to ask if Trinamool Congress MP and actress Nusrat Jahan lied on the floor of the House about her marriage.
On Wednesday, Jahan had claimed that her marriage to businessman Nikhil Jain was not valid in India and it was only a live-in relationship.
Malviya, meanwhile, tweeted a video showing the TMC MP taking oath as ‘Nusrat Jahan Ruhi Jain’.
“TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Ruhi Jain’s personal life, who she is married to or who she is living in with, should not be anyone’s concern. But she is an elected representative and is on record in the Parliament that she is married to Nikhil Jain. Did she lie on the floor of the House?” asked Malviya.
Nusrat and Jain had reportedly got married in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum in 2019. Celebrities and leading politicians had attended the reception that was held in West Bengal’s Kolkata.
In fact, Nusrat had skipped the oath-taking ceremony as it coincided with her wedding. She took the oath later on June 25.
In a surprise development, the Trinamool Congress MP issued a statement on June 9. “Being on foreign land, as per Turkish Marriage Regulation, the ceremony is invalid. Moreover, since it was an interfaith marriage, it required validation under the Special Marriage Act in India, which did not happen. As per the court of law, it is not a marriage, but a relationship or a live-in relationship. Thus, the question of divorce does not arise,” said the TMC MP from Basirhat.
“Our separation happened long back, but I did not speak about it as I intended to keep my private life to myself. Thus, my actions must not be questioned based on ‘separation’, by the media or anybody I am not related to. The alleged marriage is not legal, valid and tenable; and thus, was not a marriage at all in the eye of law.”
Albeit Jain has refused to issue any statement on the matter, sources in the Calcutta High Court said that the businessman has filed for an annulment of his ‘marriage’ with Nusrat Jahan in the HC. The case is likely to come up for hearing on June 20.