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Shah Faesal keen to contest LS polls but won t join mainstream parties as of now

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal, who quit the service recently, Friday shared his future plans, saying he would not join any mainstream political parties as of now , or separatist Hurriyat Conference, but would be happy to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections. The 2010-batch officer said he was deeply inspired by the style of politics of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, but the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would not allow him to pursue politics their style. As of now, I do not have any plans to join any existing mainstream political party. I plan to go to the field, listen to the ground, to the youngsters and important stakeholders and then take a decision, he told reporters here. I am deeply inspired by Imran Khan and Arvind Kejriwal. But, we know we are operating in a conflict zone and it is not very easy for us to work in that space, a space which has lost legitimacy in last few years. I wish if the youngsters of the state

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