From Sushil Modi to Sachin Pilot: 7 love stories of politicians who broke religious barriers


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    Love has such power that it transcends all boundaries. Ours is a country that is known for its deep cultural diversity, at the same time there are prejudices in the name of caste and religion. Here are several politicians as well who have shunned religious barriers and have married the love of their lives.

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Sushil Kumar Modi and Jessie George

    The veteran BJP leader and Bihars former deputy CM married Jessie George in 1986. He met her on way to Kashmir from Mumbai when she met Modi on a train to Delhi.

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Omar Abdullah and Payal Nath

    The former Jammu and Kashmir CM had a fairy tale love story. Abdullah fell in love with Payal while they were working together at Delhis Oberoi hotel. Both got married in the year 1994.

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Manish Tiwari and Nazneen Shifa

    The senior Congress leader and former Ludhiana MP is married to Naaznin Shafa, a Parsi by birth. Tewari had met Naznin in 1989 when he was the president of National Students Union of India (NSUI) and she was the president of women’s wing of the student body in Mumbai.

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Shah Nawaz Hussain and Renu Sharma

    It was in 1986 when Shah Nawaz was pursuing his graduation in Delhi and met Renu in a DTC bus. However, despite of religion barrier both got married in 1994 and Uma Bharti played an important role in their marriage.

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Sachin Pilot and Sara Abdullah

    The former Congress MP is married to Sara Abdullah, daughter of former Jammu Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah. The duo met each other in London and they married later.

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Muktar Abbas Naqvi and Seema Naqvi

    The BJP Vice-President’s marriage with his wife Seema seems like the plot of a Bollywood potboiler.It was the year 1982 which saw these two completely different people getting close and becoming inseparable. Since Seema was from a Hindu family and Naqvi was a Muslim, there was resentment from within their families. Despite religion barriers, they got married.

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Dinesh Rao and Tabassum

    The Working President of the Karnataka Congress is married to Tabassum. It all started when Rao was studying engineering at BMC college Bangalore while his now-wife Tabassum was graduating in arts at Jyothi Nivas college. Within a year, their friendship blossomed into love and they decided to tie the knot.

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