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Prashant Kishore may join JD(U)


Election strategist Prashant Kishore may join the JDU, which Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar heads, in Patna today.

Prashant will be present at the JDU’ state executive committee to be held at the official residence of Bihar CM in Patna today.

After being contacted, JDU’ national spokesperson K C Tyagi confirmed that Prashant will attend the JDU’ state executive committee meeting.

Meanwhile, Prashant has dropped enough hints about the begining of his new political inning from Bihar. “Excited to start my new journey from Bihar,” he has tweeted.

Sources said Prashant Kishore may be given the task of negotiating with BJP for seat sharing arrangement. “He may become number 2 within JDU. He joins the JDU at a time when NDA allies – BJP, JDU, LJP and RLSP-are struggling hard to give final shape to the seat sharing arrangement,” a source in JDU told ET.

However, JDU sources remain tight-lipped about Prashant’s plan, if any, to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “If he wishes so, Buxar Lok Sabha constituency suits his candidature. But, Buxar is currently represented by union minister Ashiwini Choubey,” a source in JDU said.

As an election strategist, Prashant had played an important role to bring RJD and JDU under the banner of Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) in the 2015 assembly polls. Later, Nitish Kumar left the grand alliance and returned to NDA camp.

Source: Economic Times