“Businessman Works For BJP”: Nitish Kumar’s Occasion On Prashant Kishor Buzz

Prashant Kishor labored with Nitish Kumar from 2015 to 2020. (File photograph)

Patna:

“It is all advertising for his enterprise” is how Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JDU sees claims by ballot strategist Prashant Kishor that he had a suggestion to rejoin the get together. “We all know he is been working for the BJP for a while now,” JDU nationwide chief Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan mentioned immediately, talking simply days after a gathering between Nitish Kumar and Prashant Kishor.

“He crops tales within the media. All that is a part of a conspiracy that the BJP needs to make use of for a foothold in Bihar, as it could’t get public assist,” Mr Singh claimed.

Ever since Nitish Kumar dumped the BJP final month and began a nationwide Opposition unity drive, the excitement in Patna and Delhi is that ‘PK’, expelled in 2020, is perhaps again with JDU in some capability.

“It was Prashant Kishor who needed to fulfill Nitish ji after the brand new political scenario emerged in Bihar,” mentioned the JDU president immediately. “Nitish ji instructed him to first have a phrase with the get together president. So he got here to fulfill me in New Delhi.”

Mr Singh claimed Prashant Kishor used a collection of engagements thereafter “just for his personal advertising”. “I instructed him he might return to the get together if he stays in self-discipline. Then Nitish ji gave him an appointment. However, as a part of his advertising technique, he already instructed the media he will not meet the chief minister.”

“After which days later, Pavan Varma (former JDU chief) met Nitish Kumar and instructed him that Prashant Kishor needs to fulfill. Why would the chief minister say no to anybody wanting to fulfill him? In order that they met,” Mr Singh added, “However why will anyone give him any supply? Who’s he?”

Nitish Kumar had mentioned after the assembly, “We did not discuss something particular. Simply regular issues.” 

Mr Kishor later claimed to have turned down a suggestion from Mr Kumar as a consequence of coverage disagreements. He repeated his assertion that if Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav’s new authorities supplies 5-10 lakh jobs within the subsequent one or two years, he would withdraw his ‘Jan Suraj Abhiyan’ and assist them.

First as strategist after which as a deputy in get together till 2020, Prashant Kishor was as soon as amongst Nitish Kumar’s most well-know aides. (File photograph)

Prashant Kishor’s greatest declare to fame is his work for Narendra Modi’s 2014 marketing campaign, however he switched sides quickly after to work with Nitish Kumar in 2015, aiding his Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) with the RJD and Congress to defeat the BJP in Bihar.

He entered fulltime politics when Nitish Kumar took him in, first as adviser with cupboard minister rank, after which as JDU nationwide vice-president in 2018. However after Nitish Kumar returned to the BJP-led NDA, in 2020 Prashant Kishor was expelled from the JDU for talking in opposition to the get together. Mr Kishor returned to the ballot technique enterprise briefly — working with Mamata Banerjee to struggle off the BJP in Bengal — earlier than saying that he is again in politics, beginning with house state Bihar, final 12 months.

“Prashant Kishor just isn’t a political individual. He has a enterprise,” the JDU chief careworn in his media interplay immediately. About Mr Kishor’s ‘Jan Suraj’ tour throughout Bihar scheduled to begin subsequent month, Mr Singh mentioned, “He’s welcome to do this. That is why he is doing all this advertising.” 

“However that is all a part of BJP’s bigger conspiracy. It had an agent in JDU earlier than, whom we threw out. Now it is on the lookout for another person like that,” he mentioned, referring to RCP Singh, a former JDU chief who left the get together simply forward of the JDU-BJP breakup, after a collection of snubs by Nitish Kumar.

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