The Hush Post| 11:34 am|one-minute-read|
Is there a possibility of AAP fighting Bihar elections? Well, the possibility remains and that too with Prashant Kishor at the helm of Bihar chapter. And to add to the ripples, Kanhaiya Kumar too is making waves attracting huge crowds in Bihar.
Political strategist Prashant Kishor can join the Aam Aadmi Party if he wants, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said on Friday. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had signed up with poll strategist Prashant Kishor in the run-up to assembly poll.
“If Prashant Kishor ji wants to join us, we have no objection. Now it is his decision whether to come or not,” Sanjay Singh told a news conference in Mumbai.
Prashant Kishor was sacked by Nitish Kumar from JD ( U) last month after he spoke out against the party’s stand on the citizenship law.
Subsequently, Kishor had also spoken about the launch of a campaign, Baat Bihar Ki that seeks to tap the state’s youth power and underlined that he was not looking to get into any alliance to win or lose elections.
On Thursday, he met up with Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, who joined the JD(U) in 2005 and was handed the Bihar chief minister’s chair when Nitish Kumar picked him to replace himself after JD(U)’s poor show in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
A day earlier, Kishor had met RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, who was a minister in the BJP-led NDA government until his party pulled out of the coalition in December 2018.
Kushwaha, who has confirmed having met Kishor, was not forthcoming on what transpired. His party has a common ground with Kishor as the RLSP has been targeting the Bihar government led by Nitish Kumar for its performance on education, health, job and plight of farmers. “On an ideological plane, we are on the same page. The informal meeting revolved on Bihar’s development,” said Fazal Imam Mullick, former national office bearer of the party.
Prashant Kishor and the political consultancy firm that he founded have collaborated with leaders such as Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, fuelling speculation about his political course in Bihar.