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Who is Prashant Kishor?

Prashant Kishor (born 20 March 1977) is an Indian political strategist and tactician. He was employed under Janata Dal (United) in September 2018 as their political strategist and tactician. He was suspended from the party on 29 January 2020 for criticizing party head Nitish Kumar’s supportive stand on Citizenship Amendment Act (2019). 

Initially trained in political strategy and tactics, Kishor has worked for the United Nations for eight years as a political strategist for International Politicians.

BJP won’t go anywhere for many decades: Prashant Kishor takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

BJP won't go anywhere for many decades: Prashant Kishor takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi
BJP won’t go anywhere for many decades: Prashant Kishor takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

Political strategist Prashant Kishor, who is currently lobbying for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming Goa Assembly elections, has said that the BJP will remain at the center of Indian politics and will not go anywhere for the “next many decades”. He also took a swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for thinking that people will throw away the BJP immediately.

A video clip of Mr. Kishor addressing a private meeting in Goa has gone viral.

A senior leader of the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), a group led by Kishor, confirmed that the video was from a private meeting held on Wednesday in the State.

In the video, Kishor is heard saying, “BJP is going to be the center of Indian polity…whether they win, whether they lose, like it was for the first 40 years for Congress, BJP is going nowhere.” “Once you secure 30% plus votes at the India-level, you are not going away in a hurry. So, do not ever get into this trap that people are getting angry and they will throw away (PM Narendra) Modi,” he added.

“Maybe, they will throw away Modi, but BJP is not going anywhere. They are going to be here, you have to fight it out for the next many decades. It’s not going in a hurry,” Mr. Kishor said.

Referring to Rahul Gandhi, he said, “That is where the problem lies with Rahul Gandhi. Probably, he thinks it’s just a matter of time that people will throw him ( Mr. Modi) away. That’s not happening.” Mr. Kishor had helped craft the election strategies for the TMC and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the Assembly polls in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, respectively, held earlier this year. These parties had emerged victorious in those States.

The TMC has announced that it would be contesting the Assembly elections in Goa due in February next year. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to begin her three-day visit to Goa from this evening.

Prashant Kishor Biography, Wiki

He was born in 1977 and belongs to the Konar village of Rohtas district. Later, his father shifted to Buxar in Bihar. He completed his secondary education in Buxar and then moved to Hyderabad to pursue Engineering.

His wife’s name is Jahnavi Das (Doctor). The couple has one son. Before joining Indian politics, he was working as a public health specialist at the UN. For various political parties including BJP, Congress, he had planned strategies for election.

In 2011, his first-ever major political campaign was to help Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat in assembly elections. He got re-elected as a CM for the third time in Gujarat Assembly Elections (2012). He earned immense popularity.

In 2013, he established ‘Citizens for Accountable Governance'(CAG). It became India’s first political action committee.

In 2014, he helped Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win the Lok Sabha election and the party came up with an absolute majority in the country. Therefore we can say that he was one of the major strategists in the BJP pre-election campaign.

As discussed above, he founded CAG which is a media and Publicity Company in preparation for the May 2014 general election in India.

He was credited for formulating an innovative marketing and advertising campaigning for Narendra Modi including the Chai pe Charcha discussions, 3D rallies, Run for Unity, Manthan, and social media programmes.

According to Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author of ‘Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times’ told that Prashant Kishor was one of the most important people in Narendra Modi’s team in driving strategies for months before 2014 elections.

Prashant Kishor was parted with Narendra Modi and converted CAG into a specialist policy outfit, Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC).

Profession(s)Political Strategist, Political Advisor, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyJanata Dal (United) (16 September 2018 – 29 January 2020)
Political Journey2018: Joined the Janata Dal (United) political party
Personal Life
Date of Birth1977
Age (as of 2021)44 Years
BirthplaceBuxar, Bihar, India
NationalityIndian
HometownBuxar, Bihar, India
Educational QualificationEngineering
ReligionHinduism
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseJahnavi Das (Doctor)
ChildrenPrashant has one son.
ParentsFather– Name Not Known (Doctor)
Mother– Name Not Known (Homemaker)

Prashant Kishor Education

There is quite a rumour out there that Kishor is an engineer from Hyderabad. However, it is not true. Prashant Kishore’s education journey is quite interesting although he is a post graduate in Public Health. When he got 148/150 (Maths) in Bihar board exam, everybody expected him to get into a reputed engineering college but he somehow convinced his father not to get into any of the IITs. He got into Hindu College, Delhi University to pursue BSc. In Stastics but went back to Bihar after falling ill and left it mid-way.

In an interview with Saurabh Dwivedi, PK revealed how he almost sat home after each crucial educational phases of his life much to his father’s dismay. Going by his words, Kishor took break after 12th for 3 years, left graduation mid-way and even after he completed his graduation, he took break for two years before doing his post-graduation. When asked what he did during his breaks, he amusingly said, almost everything that a young lad isn’t supposed to do.

Prashant Kishor Career

After completing post-graduation in public health, Kishor began his career as a public health specialist in United Nation. His first posting was in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and then he was transferred in Bihar to run the Polio eradication program. Back then, Rabri Devi was Bihar’s CM. After working for 2 years, he was called at the UN Indian Office and then after working for 2 years, he was called to work at the headquarters of United Nations in USA.

Prashant didn’t really enjoy working at the UN headquarters in USA, which is why, he asked for some field work. After 6 months, he then was offered to work as division head in Chad – a landlocked country in North-Central Africa where nobody wanted to go. It is here he learnt French. He worked here for almost 4 years.

After completing his tenure at Chad and getting ready to shift at Geneva, Prashant Kishor wrote a research paper about ‘Malnutrition in rich high growth states of India’ which had a comparison of 4 states – Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Interestingly, Gujarat was at the bottom. It is exactly at this time; Prashant Kishore got a phone call from Gujarat’s CM office (Narendra Modi’s office) to know why so much critics. From here, the two got connected. Narendra Modi then invited PK to work in Gujarat, India, which can even be termed at the beginning of the new Prashant Kishore era.

Having established himself as an UN Diplomat and getting good salary, it wasn’t easy for his family to suddenly accept the shift. He, like any other middle-class man had to convince himself as well as to his family members including his parents on this major drastic career risk.

Again, winning a political leader’s trust and confidence wasn’t easy – each day it was a battle. However, through speech writing, data analytics, strategical approach and ideas – Prashant Kishor did what he is now best known for – turning ideas into reality and giving results that which every political leader aims for.

Prashant Kishor Wife

Prashant Kishore is married to Jahnavi Das who is a doctor by profession. It is said that the couple met while working on a health program during the couple’s stint in Andhra Pradesh. The couple has a son.

Prashant Kishor with his wife Jahnavi Das
Prashant Kishor with his wife Jahnavi Das

Prashant Kishor FAQ’s

Who is Prashant Kishor?

Prashant Kishor (born 20 March 1977) is an Indian political strategist and tactician. He was employed under Janata Dal (United) in September 2018 as their political strategist and tactician. He was suspended from the party on 29 January 2020 for criticizing party head Nitish Kumar’s supportive stand on Citizenship Amendment Act (2019). 

How old is Prashant Kishor?

Currently, Prashant Kishor is 44 years old.

Who is Prashant Kishor’s wife?

Prashant Kishore is married to Jahnavi Das who is a doctor by profession. It is said that the couple met while working on a health program during the couple’s stint in Andhra Pradesh. The couple has a son.

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