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Prashant Kishor says no political party for now, announces ‘padyatra’ in Bihar

Prashant Kishor said that if a new political party is formed in Bihar, it won't be under his name but he will collaborate with those who form it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 5, 2022 12:45:09 pm
Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna. (File Photo/PTI)

Political strategist Prashant Kishor Thursday announced a 3,000 km “padyatra” in Bihar, stating that he won’t be forming a political party as of now.

He said that in line with his previous announcement about working for the people, he will be travelling across Bihar from October 2, to understand people’s issues. He will start his journey from the Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran. “In next 3-4 months, I’ll meet many eminent persons of Bihar who can help build idea of ‘Jan Suraaj’ (good governance) and make them part of it,” he said during a press conference.

Adding that there are no elections in Bihar in near future, Kishor said that a political party was not on the cards. He said that if a political party is formed, it won’t be under his name but he will collaborate with those who form it.

Kishor had recently refused the Congress’ offer to join the party, saying that more than him, the party needed leadership and will to bring in reforms. Speaking to reporters, he said “Congress needs to decide how they want to function further, not me.” He added that the party “doesn’t need any Prashant Kishor” as it has “even more capable people” who “know what they have to do”, ANI reported.

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Speaking about his campaign, Kishor was quoted by ANI as saying, “Bihar is the most backward and poor state of the country even after 30 years of Lalu (Prasad) and Nitish (Kumar) rule. Bihar is still at the lowest rung of the country on many parameters of development. If Bihar wants to come on the list of leading states in the coming times, then it needs new thinking and new efforts.”

Last week, he spoke about ‘turning a page — starting from Bihar — sparking rumours of a new political party. “My quest to be a meaningful participant in democracy & help shape pro-people policy led to a 10yr rollercoaster ride! As I turn the page, time to go to the Real Masters, THE PEOPLE, to better understand the issues & the path to “Jan Suraj”-Peoples Good Governance,” Kishor said.

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