Prashant Kishor, Kanhaiya Kumar find place in the Forbes India list of the '20 people in the world to see in the 2020s'

PATNA: Two people from Bihar have found a place on India's prestigious list of 20 people to see in the 2020s.

While including the names of political strategist and former president of JNUSU in the list of the 20 most powerful people in the world in the future, Forbes India magazine has said: They could be the defining faces of this next decade.

While Prashant is a native of a village near Sasaram in the Rohtas district, Kanhaiya was born and raised in a village in the Begusarai district.

The prominent world leaders who find a place on the list are Gotabaya Rajapaksa (President of Sri Lanka ), Mohammed bin Salman (Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia), Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister, New Zealand), Boris johnson (Prime Minister, United Kingdom), Sanna Marin (Prime Minister, Finland), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (member of the United States House of Representatives for New York) and Greta Thunberg (environmental activist).

In addition to Prashant and Kanhaiya, other prominent Indians on the list are Dushyant Chautala (Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana), Mahua Moitra (member of Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress), the (of Adi Godrej) and Garima Arora (Chef, the first Indian woman to receive a Michelin star).

The prominent people of Indian origin who have found a place on the list are Hasan Minhaj (comedian, political commentator) and (CFO of the group and CEO, ArcelorMittal Europe).

Prashant Kishor has been a political strategist since 2011 when he helped the BJP win the Gujarat state elections. This was followed by his 2014 campaign for the BJP under his political strategy firm Citizen for Accountable Governance (CAG) that helped him win the Lok Sabha elections. The CAG was renamed as I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee) and Kishor now serves as a mentor to the organization, says the magazine.

Kanhaiya Kumar became the face of student politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after being charged with sedition charges in 2016. A JNU doctorate fought his first electoral battle during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections of the constituency of Begusarai in Bihar by CPI. Although he lost to Giriraj Singh of BJP by 4.2 lakh votes, he managed to poll 22.03 percent of votes. Political analysts say that, although it is early for him, Kumar is someone who has actively expressed his views throughout the world. country, questioning the government and its policies. A powerful speaker, he is expected to leave a mark on Indian politics in the future, says Forbes India.