Prashant Kishor Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Political Career

Prashant Kishor Bio: Prashant Kishor is all set to join the Indian National Congress after their timely decline in Indian Politics. While many have warned him regarding the impossible revival of Congress, Kishor seems adamant about joining Congress and directing them to a victory in the 2024 elections. It is not a piece of news that any political alliance in India that gets profound insights from him, is always the clear winner. However, in the case of Congress, people have been losing faith in them and so do many of their activists. He has recently presented his master plan for the revival of the party till 2024 as the leaders have once again turned to him. It will be interesting to see if Prashant Kishor will be really able to make a worthy difference in the political consequences of Congress’s campaigning.

Prashant Kishor Bio
Prashant Kishor Bio

Prashant Kishor Biography

Prashant Kishor is an Indian Political Strategist and planner. He is a celebrity name in the world of politics for his amazing strategies and understanding of politics in India. He worked with the United Nations for the initial eight years and then later he joined Indian Politics as a strategist. He is a trained Public Health Expert and has mostly benefitted the campaigns largely leading political Parties like Bhartiya Janta Party, YSR Congress, TMC, Aam Aadmi Praty, and more to a win. He was last associated with the Indian National Congress or INC in 2017 but as they faced a devastating loss in Uttar Pradesh, they headed back to him for assistance.

Losing their long-lived support in Punjab was highly heartbreaking for the party and hence they approached Kishor once again to get a better hold of their political position in the country before 2024. He recently presented his game plan on hiking the support for the party by utilizing the power of Social Media and building a huge support system for INC which they clearly lack, majorly lagging behind the Bhartiya Janata Party. INC and Kishor’s alliance can result in prime shifts in the Politics in India.

Early Life of Prashant Kishor

Kishor is in his mid-40s. His exact birth date is still unknown as he was either born in 1976 or 1977. He was born in the Koran village of Sasaram in Bihar. His parental history is unavailable. Not much is known is about his early life but the only fact that is available for the reader is that he was brought up in his hometown and completed his secondary education in the same village. He used to work in the United Nations before he joined politics in India as a strategist but never as a politician. He has always refrained from getting connected to a political party as a member. He was continually found connected to multiple parties assisting them in their campaigns and paving their way to triumph.

Prashant Kishor’s Educational Background

Kishor completed his early education in Bihar, reportedly in Buxor when his father shifted there later. He is an engineer as suggested by his educational degrees. He completed his engineering in Hyderabad and later joined the United Nations as a trained Public Health Expert. It was eight years later that he decided to make a career shift by assisting political parties such as Bhartiya Janta Party, Trinamool Congress, YSR Congress, Indian National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and more as a dedicated strategist.

Political Career of Prashant Kishor

In 2013, Prashant Kishor began Citizens for Accountable Governance or CAG. His firm focused on providing political strategies to the political parties who collaborated with them. It was then, that the organisation received support from Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat. He ran advertising campaigns for him and pushed him closer to the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections win. It was his mastermind that crusades such as Chai Pe Charcha, Manthan, 3D Rallies, Online Campaigning, and much more worked out for the Bhartiya Janta Party. It was sometime later that Kishor gave up on assisting the BJP with political strategies and decided to part ways due to certain clashes.

prashant Kishor with PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi with Prashant Kishor

Later in 2015, CAG, or Citizens for Accountable Governance transformed into the Indian Political Action Committee, popularly abbreviated as I-PAC. He simultaneously assisted Nitish Kumar, suggesting to him the cycles carrying slogans, “Nitish ke Nishchay: Vikas ki guarantee”. They devised the slogan, “Phir Ek Baar, Nitish Kumar” on his behalf and conducted a survey by visiting 4,000 villages in Bihar and figuring out their common problems. Nitish Kumar won his third term and Kishore joined him in 2018 as the program advisor and implementer for the CM. This role was short-lived.

CM of Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Prashant Kishor
CM of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, and Prashant Kishor

In 2017, he connected with Captain Amrinder Singh whom he assisted in proper campaigning in Punjab. The captain became a common name in every household as Kishor came with trendy slogans, “Coffee with Captain” and “Punjab Da Captain”. It is well known that Amrinder Singh triumphed with 77 seats out of a total of 117. He was appreciated largely and publically on Twitter by the CM of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh for his job.

Simultaneously in 2017, he received his major blow when in spite of his consultancy, Congress failed to leave an impact and only won 7 seats while BJP and allies bagged more than 300. However, he moved past it and joined YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy which led the latter to a victory in 2019. It was through the consultation of Kishor that Reddy accomplished the 3,648 km long padayatra post his father’s death. The campaigns of the YSR Congress such as, “Anna Pilupu” and “Samara Sankharavam” were all carried out under the direction of Prashant Kishor.

CM of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy with Prashant Kishor
CM of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy with Prashant Kishor

Other than these, Prashant Kishor was the man behind the successful campaigning of Arvind Kejriwal in 2020 for Delhi. Kejriwal was on a declining note and it was then that signing Kishor for political consultancy revived him. This surely was Kishor’s second major victory. Later in 2021, he led Mamta Banerjee’s TMC in West Bengal and MK Stalin’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu to a political win. However, TMC was not able to get a win in Goa, his constant brainstormed political strategies were rather appreciated.

CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal with Prashant Kishor
CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal with Prashant Kishor

It was the same year that he decided to leave consultancy as a profession and move on to try other things. Now that Indian National Congress is unable to live upto its reputation and legacy, Kishor has been approached by the INC. The allegations and rumors of him joining the party have been declined but there is obvious speculation that he will be consulted professionally by them. If he leads Congress to a win, Kishor will once again prove his unmatchable politically strategic mind.

Prashant Kishor and Family

Prashant Kishor is married to Dr. Jahanavi Das. Information is unavailable on his parents or siblings. He has always been involved in the limelight and mostly surrounded by media due to his profession but still managed to keep his personal life very much private. He is a father to a son. The name of his child and other details regarding him are unknown.

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