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Javaid Mir to join hands with Shah Faesal

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Srinagar, Mar 6: Former minister and PDP leader, Javaid Mustafa Mir is likely to join hands with bureaucrat-turned-politician, Shah Faesal as the latter intends to float his own political party ahead of the commencement of General and Lok Sabha elections in the state.
A top source told The Kashmir Monitor that Mir, who resigned from PDP, had a meeting with Faesal recently in which the prospects of forming a political party were discussed.
“Both of them held a fairly detailed meeting,” the source said adding that the formal announcement regarding the party and its members are likely to be made in coming days.
“The idea of forming a party by Faesal was positively responded by many politicians. Even many people donated in numbers to ensure that he had a strong financial and people support before going ahead with it,” the source said.
On January 5, Mir resigned from PDP and announced that he will fight the upcoming elections as an independent candidate.
He is a three-time MLA from central Kashmir’s Chadoora constituency and his exit from the party was seen a major setback to the PDP.
Faesal, the 2009 IAS topper, on the other hand resigned from his services on January 9 to jump into politics to “highlight the political deadlock in Jammu and Kashmir”.


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