Come out of social media, ‘walk the talk’, Shah Faesal tells youth

Says ‘real people will decide my choice of politics’

Srinagar, Jan 10: The record maker IAS topper, Shah Faesal who resigned from country’s elite service on Thursday appealed youth to meet him and put forth their ideas before him for future course of action, saying his choice of politics will be decided by real people’.
Shah Faesal resigned from the country’s elite service on Wednesday to join politics, the step which was welcomed by the mainstream political leaders and pro-freedom leaders.
In a detailed Facebook post, the top IAS officer invited the youth to show up and suggest their ideas for future course of action.
“It has been a storm of abuse and adulation. Hundreds and thousands of people reacted to my resignation in hundreds and thousands of ways. I totally expected this,” he wrote on Facebook.
“As of now I have quit the service. What I am going to do hereafter also depends on what people of Kashmiri want me to do. More so the youth. I have an idea how I can do it. I am sure you have ideas too and you want me to factor those ideas in before I take a final decision,” Faesal said.
“If you are ready to come out of Fb/Twitter and show up in Srinagar tomorrow, we could think this through together. My choice of politics will be decided by real people not fb (Facebook) likes and comments. I will share the venue details after I know who all are coming. Let’s see out of those hundreds and thousands how many are ready to walk the talk. Don’t tell me later that I should have asked the youth first. Thanks,” he said. (KNS)