While dismissing speculation that he would announce the establishment of a new party, Kishor raised the possibility of Jan Suraaj morphing into a political party at a later stage.
He said he was in contact with “about 18,000 people” who shared his view of Bihar. He said he would “try to meet them personally”, before launching a 3,000 km “padyatra” (march) from Gandhi Ashram to Champaran on the Mahatma’s birthday, October 2.
Kishor presented the outline of his project, titled ‘Jan Suraaj’, inspired by Gandhi’s aphorism that ‘the best policy is right action’, at a crowded press conference here a few days after announcing his decision to return “to the true masters — the people”.
“A political party can be launched even a few months before the elections. Bihar won’t face any in the next few years,” Kishor said avoiding pointed questions about his future moves.
BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand dismissed Kishor as a “political broker” who could be a “stepney” or “safety valve” for more entrenched forces.