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Prashant Kishor joins JD-U, why it's a good news for Nitish Kumar

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 16 Sep 2018, 03:15:39 PM
Election strategist Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JDU (Photo Source: News Nation)

New Delhi:

Nearly six years after he planned poll strategies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, election strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday joined hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JDU, according to reports. Both Kumar and Kishor were attending the JDU's state executive meeting in Patna.

Last week, Prashant Kishor, 41, who has been campaigning for individuals for quite some time now, confirmed his joining in  "electoral politics." Interacting with students of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Kishor said he was "done with campaigning for individuals and he was ready for "electoral politics."

Prashant Kishor, being touted as Chanakya (political mentor) of Nitish Kumar, is in association with the JDU leader since 2015 and was also gifted with a dozen white kurta pyjamas in order to be shifted to his latest 'neta' attire.

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Even Kumar's decision to join the BJP failed to dampen their spirit and Kishor continued his efforts to strengthen his relationship with Nitish Kumar. The growing relationship and a series of political meetings between the two raised speculation about Kishor's favouritism for JD-U.

There were also reports about Kishor's planning to work on the tensed relations between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav's RJD, but could not turn it to reality, as Tejashwi Yadav, who is currently in charge of RJD in his father's absence, is not ready to mingle with the JD-U.

Talking about Kishor's political career, the election strategist stepped into politics back in 2012 and worked closely with then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The 41-year-old was in the headline for all the right reasons as his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections succeed to sworn in Modi as the prime minister of India.

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However, soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came into the power, Kishor parted his ways following the growing differences between him and BJP president Amit Shah. Post that, he campaigned for political rivals of the BJP, including JD-U and the Rahul Gandhi's Congress.

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First Published : 16 Sep 2018, 12:44:42 PM