The latest to join the bandwagon is senior journalist and author MJ Akbar, who was indicted into the Bharatiya Janta Party this month. Incidentally, Akbar, who was a Congress MP from Kishanganj in Bihar between 1989 and 1991, was also the Congress party spokesperson in 1989, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now be the BJP spokesperson.
Meanwhile reliable sources told that few more journalists from Kashmir valley are likely to join Politics ahead of polls among Tahir Syeed, who is associated with the renowned Urdu daily of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to join People's Democratic Party (PDP) in upcoming days. His journalistic contribution was published in J&K, India & Pakistan.
Having Strong Political family background, Tahir Syeed is the grandson of Late Moulana Anwar Masoodi (Younger brother of Moulana Mohammad Syed Masoodi, Founder General Secretary of J&K National Conference). Late Moulana Anwar Masoodi, grandfather of Tahir Syed was the member of J&K Constituent Assembly & J&K Legislative Council. Tahir Syeed is also nephew of peer Abdul Rashid, a senior politician from Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
When this citizen journalist contacted Tahir Syeed, he said "Yes, off course I have decided to join politics as I have had obvious interest in public affairs. At this stage of my life, I decided to directly contribute by joining politics, which is an instrument of change." However he refused to disclose the political party name he is joining adding that "let's wait for right time. Everybody will come to Know."