Prashant Kishor Be­comes a Neta, Joins JDU

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: Prashant Kishor, the strate­gist, sat to the right of a ju­bi­lant Ni­tish Kumar on Novem­ber 8, 2015, when BJP was trounced by the Grand Al­liance in Bi­har. On Sun­day, Kishor again sat right next to Kumar at a party meet­ing, this time as a politi­cian and a party mem­ber. While Kumar’s com­ment on Kishor be­ing “the fu­ture” is be­ing in­ter­preted in many ways in­clud­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of him be­ing Kumar’s suc­ces­sor, there is lit­tle doubt that the ace strate­gist-turnedNeta will be Kumar’s prover­bial “right hand man” for the 2019 elec­tions and the time­to­come.RCPSingh­has­beenKu­mar’s most sea­soned backer but Kumar’s rock­solid trust on Kishor comes from the fact that Kishor came to his aid in 2015.

Kishor’s in­duc­tion into JDU is ex­pected to bol­ster Kumar’s stance – both in deal­ing with BJP as well as in tak­ing on the RJD. Kumar is widely seen as the brain be­hind JDU’s pub­lic dec­la­ra­tion on June 4 that Kumar should be the face of the al­liance in Bi­har in 2019.

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