Prashant Kishor says no political party now

Prashant Kishor announced he will launch a 3,000-km 'padyatra' from Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran from October 2

Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday ruled out launching a new political party in Bihar as of now. 

However, he said that if need be, the shape of a political party will be decided after meeting people till August-Sept

During a press conference, the poll strategist also announced that he would undertake a 3,000 kilometres long ‘padyatra’ from Gandhi Ashram in West Champaran from October 2.

The move comes days after he had declined the offer to join the Congress. Citing a difference of opinion with the Grand Old Party, Kishor said,

"I thought a group like this would not have that power to bring any major change. I could not have added to anything to Congress."

Kishor has worked as a poll strategists for several parties including Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, YSR Congress, Trinamool Congress and many more.

He even joined Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United in 2018 was expelled two years

later due to sharp differences with Kumar over their conflicting views on a host of issues like the Citizenship

(Amendment) Act as he took strong anti-BJP stand and slammed Kumar.

After helping the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress win the 2021 Bengal assembly polls, Kishor had announced the decision to stop working as a professional election consultant

Prior to Thursday's presser, Kishor had tweeted, "My quest to be a meaningful participant in democracy & help shape pro-people policy led to a 10yr rollercoaster ride!

As I turn the page, time to go to the Real Masters, THE PEOPLE,to better understand the issues & the path to “Jan Suraj”-Peoples Good Governance."