- He will be taking out a 3,000-km march from October 2 in Bihar; sets aside speculations of forming a new political party
New Delhi: Having been in the background of the election action, Prashant Kishor is ready to take the next step. In the next three-four months, he plans to meet eminent persons in Bihar “who can help build the idea of Jan Suraaj (Good governance), he said on Thursday.
Prashant Kishor also announced that he would be taking out a 3,000-km Bihar Padyatra from October 2 from Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran.
For now, he has set aside speculations of forming his own political party. “If a need is felt for a political party, then the announcement will be made at that time,” he said.
A few days ago, Prashant Kishor had declined an offer by Congress to join its Empowered Action Group, the reason being cited was that it has no status in the Congress constitution.
Shortly after that, he posted a cryptic tweet that had everyone speculating if he was about to announce the launch of his own party. He said it was time for new beginnings, and the place was Bihar.
Focus on Bihar, for now
In his address on Thursday, Prashant Kishor repeatedly emphasised on “Nayi soch, naya prayaas” and “Jan Suraaj”.
While contending that there were some changes in Bihar, he pointed out that it was in the bottom-most rung on all developmental parameters. He called for taking a new course in the next 10-15 years, which was different from the past 10-15 years.
Before there is any formal announcement of a political party, PK wants to make sure he has his understanding of the public sentiments in place. For this, he will be reaching out to like-minded people of Bihar who, he said, are interested in the welfare and development of the state.
“I believe no oner can claim that one particular person has the ability to bring about change. Unless all people of Bihar not come together for this ‘nayi soch naya prayas’, Bihar’s condition won’t change,” he said.
No party for now
“It is being speculated that I will be forming a political party. I am not making any such announcement today. In coming days, my responsibility will be to meet people who want to bring a change here and to bring them on one platform,” Prashant Kishor said.
Over the past four-five months, team PK has shortlisted around 17,500 to 18,000 persons. “I will be meeting most of them in person and establish contact with all of them. We will discuss the idea of ‘Jan Suraaj’. If majority of them come together and then decide that they want a political party, it will be announced then. Even then it will be people’s party, not Prashant Kishor’s party,” he said.
According to him, this activity should be completed by August-September.
Bihar Padyatra from Oct 2
Prashant Kishor aims to meet as many people in Bihar as possible and make them aware of “the idea of Jan Suraaj”. “For that, I will start 3,000 km padyatra (march) from West Champaran on October 2 from Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran. It may take 8 months to 1 year,” he said.
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