Former IAS topper Shah Faesal floats political party, to name it Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement

Shah Faesal

The Hush Post| 13:41 pm |two-minute-read

Former IAS officer from the Valley Shah Faesal is all set to launch his political party in Srinagar. Faesal had sought a voluntary retirement last year after consultation with his close associates.

He has now decided to float his own political party. Earlier after the former IAS officer submitted his resignation, many of his close associates thought that he will join a mainstream political party in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, after serious deliberations with people and his associates, the former IAS topper has decided to launch his own party. The party will be named Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement.

He had planned to launch his political party at a function at city’s Indoor stadium. However, he was denied permission by the government. The former bureaucrat has already sent invitation cards for function.

Faesal could be planning to contest both Lok Sabha and assembly elections. He has also zeroed in on many candidates who will be contesting elections from platform of his political party.

The party has already released a promo, which introduces the former IAS officer as a village boy who excelled in every field and promises that he will help Kashmiri people by introducing a different kind of politics.

Shah Faesal, the 2010 IAS topper organised his first public rally in north Kashmir’s Kupwara town in February.

The former IAS officer had started a crowd funding campaign for “clean politics and corruption free administration” in Jammu and Kashmir.

Faesal said around Rs 4.82 lakh has been generated and half of the money will be utilised for rehabilitation of pellet victims.

“I had never thought that my dream of clean politics and corruption-free administration in J&K would take the shape of a public movement. Respecting the public sentiment, I have decided to chart my independent political journey,” he wrote on facebook in a post.

The 35-year old, who hails from Kupwara district, became a household name after he became the first person from Jammu and Kashmir to top the IAS exam in 2010.

Faesal appeared to attract youth into his fold by talking about human rights and freedom of expression.


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