Newly elected MP from Trinamool Congress - Nusrat Jahan Ruhi took to her Twitter handle to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.
Dressed in a white ethnic kurta, paired with jhumkas and tricolor bindi, Nusrat shared a video and said: "A very happy Independence Day. Let's all come together and work towards the new, secular India. I am proud to be an Indian. Let's celebrate today irrespective of any caste, creed or religion."
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MP Mimi Chakraborty also wished her fans on India's 73rd Independence Day.
Jahan, who got married to a Kolkata-based businessman and was heavily trolled for wearing vermilion and sporting a 'mangalsutra' at her oath-taking ceremony, had said, she represents an "inclusive India... which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion."
For those unaware, the first-time MP from West Bengal's Basirhat came to Parliament on June 25 wearing vermilion and sporting a 'mangalsutra', and said 'Vande Matram' after taking oath. Jahan, 29, married businessman Nikhil Jain at a ceremony in Turkey earlier in June and took oath a few days later.
The clerics claimed Jahan disrespected Islam by marrying into the Jain religion and called her attire "un-Islamic". Responding to the criticism, Jahan t tweeted: "Paying heed or reacting to comments made by hardliners of any religion only breeds hatred and violence, and history bears testimony to that."
Affirming that she represents an "inclusive India...Which is beyond the barriers of caste, Creed and religion," she said, ".....I still remain a Muslim....And none should comment on what I choose to wear.....Faith is beyond attire."
(With inputs from PTI)