Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Wednesday welcomed IAS topper Shah Faesal into politics and termed it a “loss to bureaucracy and gain to politics”.
Omar tweeted: “The bureaucracy’s loss is politics’ gain. Welcome to the fold @shahfaesal.”
“Actually I welcomed him to the fold of politicians. His future political plans are his to announce,” Omar said in another tweet, while responding to reports that Faesal was likely to join National Conference.
Faesal in a Facebook post said that he resigned from the service to protest “unabated killings” in Kashmir and the lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government”.