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FROM SUSHASAN TO SURAAJ

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After ensuring victories for chief ministers such as Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee and M.K. Stalin in the past two years, poll strategist Prashant Kishor seems to have returned to his pandemic-interrupte­d personal mission. In February 2020, Kishor, who hails from Bihar, had launched the ‘Baat Bihar Ki’ programme to connect with the 10 million youth who wish “to see the state among the top 10 in India”. The political ambition was evident as he unleashed a scathing attack on Nitish Kumar for his failure to develop Bihar despite three terms as CM. On May 2, Kishor announced that he was going back to the people in his quest for jan suraaj (good governance for the people) and that the journey would begin from Bihar. The Nitish imprint is still there, though. While the CM is popularly known as sushasan babu (good governance man), Kishor wants to herald suraaj in Bihar.

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