HT appoints Prashant Jha as political editor, chief of bureau

MUMBAI: English daily Hindustan Times has appointed Prashant Jha as political editor and chief of bureau. In his new role, Jha will lead the coverage of politics and government.

“Delighted to take over as @httweets’ Political Editor/Chief of Bureau to lead the coverage of politics and government. Look forward to working more closely with my boss, @ht_ed, and a great set of colleagues with deep domain knowledge. A lot to learn. Counting on your support!” Jha posted on his Twitter account.

In his earlier role, Jha was the Associate Editor at the newspaper where he wrote on Indian politics and foreign policy.

He has also worked as a political columnist for Nepal’s leading dailies for over five years, focusing, in particular, on the role of the far-left, rise of identity politics, and Nepal-India ties.

Previously, he also served as the Kathmandu correspondent for The Hindu, a contributing editor with Himal, South Asian magazine, and an analyst with the International Crisis Group.

Jha has also authored two books namely How The BJP Wins (2017) and Battles of The New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal.

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