Shah Faesal, IAS topper who quit the Civil Services earlier this month, has on Wednesday launched a crowdfunding campaign for “clean politics and corruption-free administration” in Jammu and Kashmir. Faesal, 2010-batch topper of the UPSC civil services exam said it was a people’s movement for change.
“Be a part of this journey for clean politics and corruption-free administration in J&K. Support Shah Faesal with your small donations,” he tweeted.
It is a people's movement for change.
Be a part of this journey for clean politics and corruption free administration in J&K.
Support Shah Faesal with your small donations.
J&K Bank Kanispora
IFSC Code; JAKA0KANISP
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) January 23, 2019
Faesal, who resigned from government service earlier this month, gave a bank account number for contributions and said payments could also be made through e-wallet.
He hit the headlines first after he announced his resignation to protest “unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union government; the marginalisation and invisibilization 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 J&K and growing culture of intolerance and hate in mainland India in the name of hypernationalism”.
While he has made it clear that he would like to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Faesal has not joined any political party so far. However, there were rumours about him joining the National Conference and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls from Baramulla parliamentary seats.
However, seeking Crowdfunding indicates that Shah Faesal wants to float his new political outfit.