Nitish Kumar’s staunch critic, election strategist and former JD(U) chief Prashant Kishor, in the present day ‘congratulated’ him on his oath ceremony for a fourth straight time period with a barbed tweet. “Congratulations to the BJP’s nominated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his swearing-in ceremony. With a drained and politically belittled chief as CM, Bihar ought to brace for few extra years of lacklustre governance,” the tweet learn.
Mr Kishor — the architect of the Chief Minister’s 2015 ballot victory as a part of the Grand Alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress — had ranged himself amongst his critics shortly after becoming a member of the Janata Dal United, the place he was the deputy and an in depth aide of Nitish Kumar.
However his unbiased views and criticism of the state authorities’s efficiency had paved the trail for his expulsion in January.
Because the lockdown began, he had been one of many bitterest critics of the Chief Minister over his dealing with of the migrant disaster.
Again in March, Mr Kishor had tweeted a video of locked up migrant staff, weeping and begging to be freed.
“Yet another scary image of official efforts to guard folks from the coronavirus epidemic – poor migrants who got here from varied elements of the nation after struggling many hardships are subjected to this heart-wrenching association for social distancing and quarantine by Nitish Kumar,” Mr Kishor tweeted on his former political mentor, with the hashtag #NitishMustQuit.
In the course of the second section of the lockdown in April, he had criticised the Chief Minister over his objection to the motion of about 300 buses from Uttar Pradesh for college students stranded in Rajashthan’s Kota.
When the BJP’s inaction towards Chirag Paswan had deeply upset the Chief Minister, a piece of JD(U) leaders and Mr Kumar’s then deputy Sushil Modi had pitched the concept the Lok Janshakti Occasion chief was being backed by the election strategist.
Mr Kishor had firmly denied the allegation.
“First, I’ve nothing to do with the politics of Bihar within the present meeting elections. Second, my final assembly with Chirag was at Nitish Kumar’s house in his presence,” he had informed NDTV.
“It is a deliberate technique to idiot Nitish Kumar, who should have seen by way of the BJP recreation plan,” mentioned Mr Kishor, who had crafted the marketing campaign for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 however fell out with the BJP later over variations with Amit Shah.
“Can the Bihar BJP leaders clarify who was holding talks on seat-sharing with Chirag? Wasn’t it Amit Shah and JP Nadda? Is not it a indisputable fact that Chirag had varied periods with Amit Shah and Nadda earlier than he took his resolution,” he added.
After the JD(U)’s disastrous efficiency within the election, a piece of leaders have admitted that the lack of Prashant Kishor has harm the occasion.
Slipping from its 2015 rating of 71 seats, the JD(U) has gained solely 43 seats in Bihar, ceding the pole place within the state’s alliance to the BJP.
Had Prashant Kishore been there, the marketing campaign may have been managed extra effectively and efficiently, they’ve admitted in personal.