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Demanding mortal remains of Afzal, Maqbool is vote bank politics: MoS Jitendra Singh

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After a wrote to urging for the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict and to be handed over to their families, Jitendra Singh, said that the demand was made with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and is "vote-bank"

"These things should not be taken with seriousness. As the elections are approaching, the centric parties compete among themselves. They look for opportunities to influence certain vote in certain constituencies," said

"But this time they are not going to succeed with their nefarious tactics as most of the voters are young voters and some of them are even born in the year 2000 and after. They very well understand such kind of and are never going to vote such people," said Singh.

PDP Rajya Sabha MP Mir Mohammad Fayaz, on Monday wrote to Narendra Modi, urging that the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict and Maqbool Bhat, who were hanged in separately, be handed over to their families, so that the "sense of alienation" of Kashmiri's could be "brought down by several notches".

He wrote that granting the request would be "like a balm on old wounds that are unhealed even after so many years".

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:13 IST