Speaking at a press conference in Bihar’s capital Patna, Poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor said that the relationship between me and Nitishji was not political. He considered me his son. I heartily welcome his decision and it is Nitish Kumar’s prerogative to take me into the party or expel me, I will always respect him.
“There have been many discussions between me and Nitish ji about the party’s ideology. Nitish ji always told us that the party can never leave the ideals of Gandhi ji…. But now the party is with those who are soft on Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse. For me Gandhi ji and Godse cannot go hand-in-hand,” Mr Kishor said.
After being sacked by the Janata Dal United, when election strategist Prashant Kishor met the media for the first time, he lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the government for his work, as well as calling Nitish as fatherly but sharply criticizing him. Describing Nitish as the loser, Prashant Kishor also questioned the JDU’s alliance with the BJP.
He said that there has been a lot of development in Bihar in 15 years, but the pace of development is slow. In various parameters, Bihar lags far behind all other states. Bihar was poorest state in 2005 and continues to be so. There is no one to question Nitish Kumar’s governance model. Kishor’s political advocacy group I- PAC handled Narendra Modi’s Prime Ministerial campaign in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and Nitish Kumar’s chief ministerial candidate in Bihar in 2015. Later, I- PAC worked for Congress in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. It also worked for Jagan Mohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh, Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal.