Renowned election and political strategist Prashant Kishor is set to join Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United at a meeting in Patna on Sunday.
The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is happy about the entry of Prashant Kishore to his party and says ‘he is the future’. The 41-year-old Prashant Kishor is credited with revolutionizing Election Campaign in India. He rose to a primary position as an election strategist after the massive victory of BJP in 2014 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The spectacular result was the six years of planning and hard work of Prashat Kishore who planned the entire election strategy of that election.
Last week, Prashant Kishor expressed his wish to join politics instead of limiting his role in strategizing election at an interaction with students of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He said he was ready for "electoral politics."
In political circles, Prashant Kishor came to be known as Chanakya of Nitish Kumar and their association has continued even after Kumar joined hands with the BJP. Lately, the two had a series of meetings, which raised buzz that JD(U) might be his chosen party.
Sources say Kishore may be tasked with brokering peace between the Chief Minister and Lalu Yadav's party RJD, but the plan has not materialised, as Tejashwi Yadav, who is handling the party in his father's absence, is against it.
Kishore, who started his career in 2012, working closely with Narendra Modi, then Gujarat Chief Minister, made headlines after crafting his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. But after the elections, differences between him and BJP chief Amit Shah have intensified and Kishore decided to get out of this partnership. Later on, Kishore worked for political rivals of the BJP - not just Nitish Kumar but even the Congress.