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Prashant Kishor: Meet this poll strategist who is public health expert & an engineer by qualification

Prashant Kishor, a poll strategist is making waves these days for his back-to-back meetings with Congress veteran Sonia Gandhi. However, on April 26, his denial to join Congress has agains brought him under discussion. Now, by this time, you must be keen to know who is Prashant Kishor?

He is a political strategist and tactician who is also referred as Chanakya by Indian media due to his successful strategies being coined for different political parties during election times.

But not many might know that he is a public health expert by training, who has worked with the all famous United Nations for eight years before he ventured into Indian politics and started working as a political strategist. 

Initially, Kishor worked as a political strategist for BJP to sharpen his knowledge then he worked officially as a strategist for many renowned parties such as BJP, JD (U), INC, AAP, YSRCP, TMC and DMK. 

He helped Narendra Modi win Gujarat elections third time with majority and then paved his way to bring in thumping victory for BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Born in Koran village of Rohtas district, he later shifted to Buxar in Bihar and completed his education. 

His wife is Jahnavi Das who is a Doctor by profession. Surprisingly he is an engineer. The couple is blessed with a son.

In 2013, Prashant Kishor launched Citizens for Accountable Governance or CAG which focused on providing political strategies to the political parties collaborating with him. It was at this time, that the organisation received support from Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat. 

His mastermind crusades including Chai Pe Charcha, Manthan, 3D Rallies, Online Campaigning, and much more worked out for Bharatiya Janta Party who also ran advertising campaigns for him and pushed him closer to the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections win.

In an interview with NDTV aired on 2 May 2021, Kishor said, “I do not want to continue what I am doing. I have done enough. Time for me to take a break and do something else in life. I want to quit this space.”

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