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Prashant Kishor to launch Jan Swaraj, a centre-left political movement, on October 2

By Our Representative 

India’s top political strategist Prashant Kishor has said he will launch Jan Swaraj, a political movement in Bihar, on October 2, aimed at mobilizing the people from village to village in India’s state which is right at the bottom in social and economic indicators.
This new effort, he said, will listen to the people to develop a viable strategy because he is not satisfied with the performance of political parties whom he helped win elections. In Bihar, despite 25 governments, the situation has not changed, he was quoted as saying in Melbourne, reports South Asia Times (SAT), an Australian news portal.
Speaking at a selected gathering, Kishor claimed his political consultancy in 10 out of 11 elections for Prime Minister Narendra Modi (third time in Gujarat and the Centre in 2014) and subsequently in state elections in Bihar (Janata Dal-United), West Bengal (Trinamool Congress), and Tamil Nadu, among others have been successful.
Kishor was in conversation with the Australia India Institute CEO, Lisa Singh, at the Institute premises in the program ‘Chats over Chai’ before an audience of academics and students. He explained his plan was aimed to understand the issues, what solutions are possible, and identify people who could be future political leaders. This could be a fresh start, he said.
Kishor’s political ambitions in India’s complex, volatile and noisy multi-party system be towards formation of another political party, likely to be centre-left, he told SAT. He wants to give representation to a new crop of people who can move into politics, possibly diminishing dynastic politicians, he said, adding, he is determined to meet this new challenge.



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