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Will vote for party which brings my son back: Missing JNU student Najeeb's mother

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The only poll promise Fatima Nafees, mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, is looking for is an assurance from political parties to bring her son back.

Nafees, a resident of Badaun in which goes to poll on April 23, said representatives of various parties visit her house but they only express "sympathy".

"I am not looking for those who sympathise with me. I am only looking for those who will assure me that they will bring my son back. That is what I tell representatives of various parties who visit our house. I will cast my vote only for the party which assures me that. I have been appealing that its the BJP government which could not trace my son and people should not vote for it," she told PTI.

Najeeb Ahmed, a first-year MSc student of the has been missing since 2016 after an altercation with students on campus.

In October 2018, the closed the case after the agency failed to trace him.

"What is CBI doing, what are intelligence agencies for if they cannot trace an innocent child. What will they do for country's security?" said.

"Water, electricity, other facilities, everything is secondary for us. We only want Najeeb," she said.

She said her husband, who is a and has been pinned to bed ever since Najeeb went missing, also has similar hopes.

had travelled to Bihar's Begusarai when former filed his nomination, a move which attracted criticism on that she was doing politics.

"I did not go there to do any politics. I went there as a mother. Kanhaiya stood by me as a son when Najeeb went missing, its time I stand by him as a mother. But blessings is all I have to offer," she said.

Badaun is one of the 80 parliamentary constituencies of the state of

The BJP has nominated from the constituency. The has fielded while the has reposed faith in its sitting

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 20:30 IST
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