Her husband Shailesh Kumar, an IT professional, is also working as her shadow during the campaign. Misa, a doctor, is contesting from the Patliputra constituency in Patna.

She has hired two IITians - Pankaj Sudan and Perween Tyagi - to manage her campaign and help her in reaching out to the voters through social media.

“Both of them are also giving her important tips and providing suggestions on how to meet people from different classes," a leader close to her said.

Sudan works with a Gurgaon-based MNC while Tyagi runs his own company in Delhi. Thanks to them, Misa's Facebook page is getting support of youths in Patna. She has also hired two doctor colleagues - one of them an NRI and the other based in Gujarat - to finalise strategy and to understand pulse of the people, particularly those in rural areas.

Jamil Akhtar, a New York-based doctor, is helping her in finalising her poll speeches and Azad Kumar is helping her understand the rural voters. She is pitted against JD-U candidate and sitting MP Ranjan Prasad Yadav and BJP's Ram Kripal Yadav in the contest for the seat.

Ram Kripal Yadav, who was a close associate of her father, left the RJD after Lalu decided to field Misa from the Patliputra constituency.


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