State politics in Bihar at once heated up with JD(U) expulsion of Janata Dal (United) vice president Prashant Kishor followed by an ugly spat on social media. Stating that the leader used the post for his own selfish purposes, JNU’s official statement read that Prashant used objectionable words against the party chief. However, the renowned political strategist dropped a bombshell stating that he has something big in stock for the party and Nitish Kumar.
While the whole country speculated him to announce his own party, Prashant in a press meeting launched a new campaign in the state “Baat Bihar Ki”. As a part of which he pledged to work towards making Bihar one of the 10 best states in the country. In the line of the new campaign, Prashant will be travelling across Bihar for 100 days and campaign against the Nitish-led governance. A few of the political analysts claimed this as a mission to debunk Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with the assembly elections around the corner.
Announcing that the outreach campaign would start from March 20, Prashant invited all the new Bihar aspirants to join the campaign. ”I invite all those who want to see a new Bihar that will not rank below all other states on development ratings. I want to see Bihar climb up the state rankings from the current 22 to 10. I want to make Bihar one of the top 10 states,” he said. Reacting to his expulsion from the party, he presented a white paper on the work undertaken by the Nitish government in the last 15 years in Bihar.