Jaya Prada, who has been named as the RLD candidate for Bijnore Lok Sabha seat, appealed to the political parties against making the riots an issue while seeking votes.

Talking to reporters here last evening, she said that political parties should instead focus on questions of farmers’ welfare and development.

"The riots were unfortunate but some political parties want to gain political mileage by exploiting the issue," she said.

According to reports, the Purkazi Assembly segment in Muzaffarnagar would be included as part of the Bijnore Lok Sabha constituency.

(Agencies)

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