BHITIHARWA (BIHAR): Political strategist Prashant Kishor began a 3,500-kilometre long padayatra’ from the Gandhi Ashram in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Sunday, the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, as part of his Jan Suraj’ campaign.
The march is widely seen as a precursor to his entry into politics.
देश के सबसे गरीब और पिछड़े राज्य #बिहार में व्यवस्था परिवर्तन का दृढ़ संकल्प
पहला महत्वपूर्ण कदम – समाज की मदद से एक नयी और बेहतर राजनीतिक व्यवस्था बनाने के लिए अगले 12-15 महीनों में बिहार के शहरों, गाँवों और क़स्बों में 3500KM की पदयात्रा
बेहतर और विकसित बिहार के लिए #जनसुराज
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) October 2, 2022
Kishor and his supporters will attempt to reach every panchayat and block of Bihar during the yatra which is likely to take anywhere between 12 and 15 months to complete.
पटना से गांधी आश्रम, भितिहरवा जाने के क्रम में मुजफ्फरपुर के भगवानपुर में स्थानीय लोगों द्वारा प्रशांत किशोर का स्वागत।#JanSuraajYatra pic.twitter.com/h7m8aENx9Q
— Jan Suraaj (@jansuraajonline) October 2, 2022
He started the march from Bhitiharwa Gandhi Ashram, from where Mahatma Gandhi launched his first Satyagraha movement in 1917.
As the political strategist and his followers embarked on the padayatra, he was greeted by people on the road.
Ahead of the yatra, Kishor tweeted in Hindi that he is determined to change the system in the poorest and most backward state of Bihar.
According to him, the first step to achieving a better system in society is a padayatra across the “villages, towns and cities of Bihar”.
A recent statement issued by Jan Suraj said the main goals of the yatra include identifying the right people at the grassroots and bringing them on a democratic platform.
While announcing creation ‘Jan Suraaj’ platform aimed at transforming his home state Bihar in May this year, Kishor had said he would launch the padayatra on this day.
Source: Press Trust of India