Poll strategist and JDU leader Prashant Kishor has reportedly met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. After their meeting, reported news agency ANI, Kishor has agreed to work with her ahead of the 2021 assembly polls.
He’s likely to officially start working with Banerjee after a month.
Sources: Political Strategist Prashant Kishor met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and agreed to work with her pic.twitter.com/ss8qQfskJ0
— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2019
Kishore was credited with successfully spearheading the BJP’s campaign in 2014 Lok Sabha polls that saw Narendra Modi become India’s prime minister for the first time. He later scripted Nitish Kumar’s win in the 2015 Bihar assembly polls when the latter teamed up with the RJD and the Congress. Kumar later dumped his old allies and joined hands with the BJP again.
The poll strategy company founded by Kishor, IPAC, was responsible for running Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s campaign. His party, the YSR Congress, went on to win 151 assembly seats in the 175-seat state assembly.
Kishore had thanked people of Andhra for supporting Reddy as he wrote, “Thank you Andhra and colleagues at @IndianPAC for the landslide victory. Congratulations and best wishes to the new CM @ysjagan.”
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) May 23, 2019
As for Banerjee, her party, the Trinamool Congress, recently suffered a huge setback at the hands of the BJP. The saffron party increased its vote share to a whopping 40% in the state and won 18 parliamentary seats.