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BJP hits out Shah Faesal, says he is speaking lies

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and BJP Friday termed former IAS Shah Faesal's remarks at his press conference earlier in the day a "bundle of lies" and motivated.

"The press conference of Faesal is a bundle of lies. His statement is not only false but motivated to create a wedge in the peacefully living society,"state BJP chief said.

He has chosen to play in the hands of forces inimical to India, Sethi claimed.

Faesal, who quit the Indian Administrative Services recently, had told reporters the circumstances in and and in the rest of the country made him realise that this was the time to speak up.

"By the resignation, I am putting across a small act of defiance to remind the central government of its responsibilities towards the people of J& protest the lack of political initiative to assuage the hurt feelings of people of Kashmir," Faesal, who had topped the civil services exam in 2010, told reporters.

He said he would not join any mainstream political party "as of now" but may contest the upcoming

The state BJP responded to his remarks, saying, "It is this great country which gives opportunities to ungrateful persons like to top prestigious civil services, because here merit is counted rather than belief in religion."

"Anybody has right to enter but which has foundation on deceit and misinformation will never pay," Sethi added.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 23:55 IST