Surprising many the daughter of former Janata Dal United MLC Vinod Chaudhary, Pushpam Priya Choudhary, has declared herself as the Bihar Chief Ministerial candidate of the year 2020.
She has shared the news via an advertisement in a newspaper. She shared the news on her Twitter handle as well.
Pushpam posted, “Bihar needs pace, Bihar needs wings, Bihar needs change. Because Bihar deserves better and better is possible. Reject bullshit politics, join Plurals to make Bihar run and fly in 2020.”
Pushpam, who is from Bihar’s Darbhanga, currently lives in London. The full-page advertisement declaring herself as the “Chief Ministerial candidate” was published in almost all English and Hindi dailies of the state on March 8th, 2020.
Pushpam also declared the formation of a political party, ‘Plurals’ in the advertisement, of which she is the president. She mentioned that ‘Plurals’ is a platform where everyone governs.
Currently, the BJP-JDU-LJP coalition, headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, is governing Bihar.
According to her website, she has a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and a Masters in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“Plurals is not just a political party, but a political revolution, which is based on the idea that every life is valuable and deserves to be treated as an end in itself and not merely as means to an end. Diversity is our strength and progress is possible only when everyone governs,” she writes.
Pushpam added, “The world is progressing very rapidly, yet, Bihar continues to be the least developed region in the world. We are still at the bottom in the country too. Moreover, it is not about the rank that we hold but about what that rank represents. Poverty, malnourishment, illiteracy, unemployment and all other development indices that require urgent policy action. These parameters lead to fatalities every day in Bihar.”
Photo credit: @pushpampc13