What Is Brewing Between Bihar CM And Prashant Kishor?
Bihar – The man Prashant Kishor who was in news in November for possibly poaching powerful members of rival parties has met Bihar CM Nitish Kumar recently. The latter made a media statement, that it was a ‘courtesy meeting’ and nothing more should be made off this meeting.
Kishor was removed from the JD(U) two years ago. His was known as the anti-party stance but the closed ‘courtesy meeting’ went on for close to two hours. Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) founder Kishor said to the media that Mr. Kumar was inquiring about his wellbeing after he recovered from the Covid-19 infection last month.
Political bigwigs from JD(U) feel there are reasons to believe both have a lot to talk about especially when things in the Trinamool Congress are volatile.
The conversation also assumes significance ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. Mamata Banerjee’s turf is not looking safe and her boat is indeed being rocked.
senior JD (U) functionary, who wished not to be quoted, said that it is highly probable that the two might have discussed a Third Front. “Prashant Kishore ji has been talking of a Front to counter Congress and the BJP,” he said. Another JD (U) leader said that with Lok Sabha elections two years away, Kishor could be in scheme of things for the JD (U) as “everything is not that cozy between BJP- and JD (U)”.
Kishor who earned more fame after Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal win, has been proactive in efforts to rally opposition forces against the BJP – Nitish Kumar’s ally – for the 2024 national election.