Poll strategist Prashant Kishor joins JD(U)
strategist Prashant Kishor (41) joined Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Sunday, less than a week since announcing he would not work on election planning for any political party. Kishor, who belongs to Rohtas, was considered instrumental in the victories of PM Modi and Nitish in the last Lok Sabha and Bihar assembly elections, respectively. He had resigned as United Nations mission chief in Africa in 2011and had started working with Modi, then the Gujarat CM, in 2012. The move is considered significant in the light of Nitish hinting at a state cabinet expansion and asserting to JD(U) state executive committee members during a meeting on Sunday that the party had reached a “sammanjanak samjhauta” (respectable agreement) with BJP on seat-sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.