While holding a press conference on 'first 100 days of the Union Home Ministry' in Delhi, Rajnath shocked everyone when he said, "Love jihad. What is that? I need to understand its definition."
"Arey yeh hai kya. Hume nahi maloom (What is this. I don't know)," was Singh's prompt reply when reporters drew his attention towards BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, issuing statements asking Hindu girls to stay away from Muslims.
"I have no idea," was the only response from Singh when he was persistently queried about the 'love jihad' statements of various leaders who have claimed that Muslims were marrying Hindu girls and then getting them converted.
Adityanath had recently stated that "jihad in the name of love is unacceptable" and that only a BJP-led state government can "stop forceful conversion of Hindu girls".
Many BJP leaders including Lakshmikant Bajpai and Yogi Adityanath have raised the issue ahead of the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.