Shah Faisal to launch political party

Srinagar: Former Indian Administrative Service Officer Shah Faesal on Monday announced that he is launching his own political party. Faesal said he has applied to the Election Commission of India to register it.

“I want to participate in elections… We are not going to join any existing party, we are going to start our own party,” he told NDTV during an interview.

Faesal said he could not reveal the party’s name since it needs the poll body’s approval.

“I have filed the representation there [Election Commission],” he said. “So I will need some more time before I can reveal the name.”

Earlier, Shah Faesal, said that he took the step to protest against the ‘unabated killings and lack of political outreach from New Delhi’ by resigning from his post.

Faesal, when asked that the ‘deep state might use him’, he replied that ‘he might end up using them.’

In a Facebook post, Faesal said, “To protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government; the marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens; insidious attacks on the special identity of the J&K State and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland India in the name of hypernationalism, I have decided to resign from Indian Administrative Service. (PTK)

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