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Prashant Kishor’s Jan Suraaj to become a political party, eye on 2025 Bihar assembly polls

The decision was taken at a day-long seminar and interaction programme in Patna on Sunday at which Kishor and several activists connected to the campaign were present

Dev Raj Patna Published 11.06.24, 08:44 AM
Prashant Kishor.

Prashant Kishor. File picture

Come Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year, poll consultant-turned-politician Prashant Kishor will convert his Jan Suraaj (public good governance) campaign into a political party which will contest the 2025 Bihar Assembly elections.

The decision was taken at a day-long seminar and interaction programme in Patna on Sunday at which Kishor and several activists connected to the campaign were present.

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“The Jan Suraaj campaign will turn into a political party on October 2. It will be known as the Jan Suraaj Party and will contest all 243 seats in the Bihar Assembly elections. It will form its own government after defeating all other parties,” Kishor announced at the end of the seminar.

Kishor added that the decision to form a political party adhered to the unanimous wish of all the people who were part of the campaign since it was launched on October 2, 2022.

In another announcement, Kishor said that the party would provide adequate representation to people from all sections of society as per their population, in its organisational structure and distribution of Assembly tickets.

“We will also ensure adequate representation of women in the coming Assembly polls. At least one woman candidate would be fielded from one Assembly seat in a particular Lok Sabha seat,” he said.

At present, around six Assembly seats constitute a Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.

A committee has been formed to draw up the new party’s constitution and it has started its work. Efforts have also been undertaken to strengthen the Jan Suraaj organisation at booth, panchayat, block and district levels in the state.

The Jan Suraaj campaign calls for a collective effort for the betterment of people’s lives and a radical change in the socio-political system of Bihar to place the state among the top 10 states in the country in the next 10 years.

Kishor embarked on a yatra (march) from Mahatma Gandhi’s Bhitiharwa Ashram in West Champaran district on October 2, 2022, as a part of the campaign to identify people at the grassroots level and provide them with a suitable democratic platform.

The yatra also aimed at understanding the local problems and priorities to prepare a vision document for the next 15 years for various sectors including health, education, employment, economy, development, agriculture, industry and social justice.

Kishor has walked a few thousand kilometres through several districts in the state as part of his march.

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