Prashant Kishor attacks Nitish Kumar, announces Baat Bihar Ki campaign
Weeks after being expelled from the Janata Dal (United) political strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched the ‘Baat Bihar Ki’ campaign aimed at making Bihar one of the top 10 states in the country.
Prashant Kishor announced that he will be traveling across Bihar for 100 days and campaign against the misgovernance under Nitish rule.
Targeting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Kishor said that ideological differences were the main reasons behind the conflict and starting February 20, the new campaign will reach out to people who believe new leadership is needed in the state.
“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,” Kishor said during a press conference.
Prashant Kishor said on Tuesday, “I am not going anywhere and I am here to work for Bihar. I am inviting young people of Bihar who want to see development and work done in Bihar to join me in this campaign, ‘Baat Bihar Ki’, to build our state.”
He also raised questions on what he called Nitish Kumar’s ideological compromise to stay in the alliance with the BJP-led NDA and also rejected the Chief Minister’s claims about development in Bihar.
Kishor is credited for handling PM Narendra Modi’s 2014 election campaign that helped BJP score a clear majority. More recently, he undertook the campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections and the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.