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Pravin Kumar Nishad is the David who beat Goliath in Gorakhpur

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March 15, 2018 13:20


So, who exactly is Pravin Kumar Nishad, the man who has given India's electoral politics, new hope?

"Nishad has joined the roll of honour of the giant slayers in India's electoral history but for the 29-year-old, the names of Ravindra Pratap Singh and Raj Narain invokes nothing. Ravindra Pratap and Narain respectively vanquished Sanjay Gandhi and Indira Gandhi from Amethi and Rae Bareli in the 1977 elections after Emergency was lifted. In Pravin's words, he breached the "Gorakhpeeth fortress', seat of the Nath "sampradaya', a Hindu monastic order of which the present custodian is Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh's chief minister. "


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