Prashant Kishor to embark on padyatra for a ‘better, changed’ Bihar

Political strategist Prashant Kishor is going to embark on a ‘padyatra’ spanning 3,500 kilometres across Bihar so he can interact with the people of the state to build a “new and better political system”.

Prashant Kishor proposed a yatra spanning 3500 kilometres across Bihar to bring change in the state. (File photo)

Political strategist Prashant Kishor is set to embark on a ‘padyatra’ spanning 3,500 kilometres across Bihar from West Champaran district on Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd birth anniversary. This is where the father of the nation launched his satyagraha movement in 1917.

Ahead of the yatra, Kishor took to Twitter and said he is determined to change the system in the “poorest and most backward state of Bihar”. According to him, the first step to achieving a better system in society is through a padyatra across the “villages, towns and cities of Bihar”.

— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) October 2, 2022

He said a new and better political system will be built in this way with the help of society. The yatra is being widely seen as a likely precursor to his fresh entry into politics.

Kishor had joined the JD(U) in 2018 before being expelled in 2020 for his criticism of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Ahead of the yatra, Kishor was touring the “backward state” to interact with members of civil society, emphasising that the state does not merely need a change of government but requires the coming together of well-meaning people to transform the system.

According to a statement released by his team, the yatra has three main goals, which include identifying the right people at the grassroots and bringing them on a democratic platform.

It will also work to make a vision document for the state by incorporating views from experts in different fields, including education, health, agriculture and industry.

(With PTI inputs)

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