Nitish Kumar seeks clarification from Prashant Kishor on reports of signing pact with Trinamool

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 June 2019, 06:39 PM
Nitish Kumar said that JDU has nothing to do if someone takes the service of Prashant Kishor’s company. (File Photo: PTI)
Nitish Kumar said that JDU has nothing to do if someone takes the service of Prashant Kishor’s company. (File Photo: PTI)

Bihar Chief Minister and JDU chief Nitish Kumar has sought poll strategist Prashant Kishor's clarification over reports that he has signed a pact with manage Trinamool Congress to manage its poll campaign for 2021 Assembly Elections in the state.

The development comes two days after Kishor, who is also a vice-president of Janata Dal-United, an ally of BJP in Bihar,  met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 

Kumar said that JDU has nothing to do if someone takes the service of Kishor’s company— the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and he will tell about it tomorrow. 

"He'll tell about it himself tomorrow at National Executive meeting. He joined our party last year, he is associated with election strategy organization too and whomsoever he works for under it has nothing to do with our party," Kumar said.

In a stern message to Kishore, Kumar said that no one of JDU will be allowed to be involved in anti-party activities.

Kishor recently conducted election campaign strategies, the latest being of YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh. 

Kishor was appointed as a special advisor to YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in 2017 and devised the partys' electoral strategy. YSRC won all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and a massive 151 of 175 assembly seats. I-PAC, founded by him, executed 35 campaigns in the state and touched one crore households. 

Earlier, Banerjee ducked questions about reports that claim poll strategist Prashant Kishor is planning to work with her in the near future saying, ‘it is an internal issue.’ 

“I won’t speak on him, it is an internal issue,” Banerjee said while addressing a press conference.
Kishor's first major political campaign was for the 2012 Gujarat assembly polls in which Narendra Modi got a successive third term in office. 
But it was his work in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls which earned him wider recognition. 
With Agency Inputs
First Published: Saturday, June 08, 2019 05:59 PM
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