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Rahul Gandhi meets Nitish’s poll strategist Prashant Kishor

“Prashant Kishor met the Congress vice-president. It was a courtesy meeting after his role in ensuring victory in Bihar. Nothing more should be read into it at this point,” said a Congress insider.

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2015 1:07 am
rahul gandhi, prashant kishor, nitish kumar, jdu, congress, bihar polls, up polls, india news, latest news Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: Express Photo by Anil Sharma)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who was the main force behind Nitish Kumar’s campaign strategy in Bihar and also the man who sold Brand Narendra Modi during the 2012 Assembly polls in Gujarat and last year’s general elections.

Kishor had played a key role in planning the election strategy of the Grand Alliance in Bihar and the Congress is learnt to be keen to rope him in for their future election forays. Congress sources did not rule out the possibility of a future association with Kishor, the contours of which, they said, are not immediately clear.

“Prashant Kishor met the Congress vice-president on Thursday. It was a courtesy meeting after his role in ensuring victory in Bihar. Nothing more should be read into it at this point,” said a Congress insider.

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The party had been reaching out to Kishor ever since the Bihar victory, though now he has almost all political parties and even disgruntled elements from within the BJP queuing up at his doorstep.

Though this was the first meeting between Kishor and Rahul since the Bihar victory, Kishor has worked with him in Amethi in the past as part of his core team.

He moved out after some time for reasons that are not known and eventually went on to play a pivotal role in Modi’s election campaign through his organisation Citizens for Accountability and Governance. However, after a while he fell out with Modi too. After a few months away from the action, he joined Nitish Kumar’s election team.

In Bihar, Kishor planned JD(U)’s campaign strategy as part of Nitish’s core team through the Indian Political Action Committee.

The second strategic win in a row has made Kishor a hot property among political parties; Trinamool Congress too is reportedly wooing him. He met Trinamool leaders in Kolkata to explore possibilities of a role in the party’s campaign during next year’s Assembly elections in the state.

He also met former Cabinet minister Arun Shourie on Thursday, a meeting that was described as “personal”.

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  1. gkd allseethru1
    Nov 14, 2015 at 4:11 pm
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    1. gkd allseethru1
      Nov 14, 2015 at 3:04 am
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        Nov 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm
        Sir venkia.Naidu-------pl note;keep urself shut up--don't say more than required;don't see ur opposition as ur enemy---pl maintain decorum while at press conference,while meeting media people----;don't at all conclude that only WORD-DEVLOPMENT will won u futher---devlopment in practical should be there---ok don't doubt us we are not MODI bhakt---but appreicate MOdi's orator skill,but we don't appreciate teh way he has started talking against opposition which is in avery bad taste--pl mind it---keep ur party wwithin humility pl--- arrogance can not give u success--only allow us to lecture u as well as ur party,party president---we had seen party president like nitish gadkari,rajnath singh--they are the humble person--- but amit shah, is purely arrogant,anarchy,ill mannered, bhogus--felow--only knows to pacify modi ---he is enjoying the same status like modi as he thinks,we,ur party does not think-----jai bharat
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          Amar Nath
          Nov 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm
          Congress was a collateral beneficiary of Bihar election. They should harbour no illusion about their acceptability.Por vote in favour of Nitish in the alliance got transferred to them.
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            Gary Singh
            Nov 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm
            BJP beware. Congress is coming back. With like minded parties. Modi is a khota sika jo ek bnar chal giya. People are wiser.
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