Prashant Kishor set to join Nitish Kumar's JD(U)
Nearly six years after working on election strategy - first for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then for his rivals, Prashant Kishor is all set for electoral politics. Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar will induct him into the party at 11 am at a meeting of the state executive in Patna.
Last week at an interaction with students of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad it was confirmed that Prashant Kishor is set to take the plunge, after he said he was "done with campaigning for individuals and he was ready for "electoral politics."
The half a dozen white kurta pyjamas that Mr Kishor's political mentor, Nitish Kumar, had got tailored for him in 2015, when the former was staying with him, will now be part of his regular wardrobe, as per the Chief Minister's wishes, who has wanted him to switch from jeans to the 'neta' attire.
In political circles, Prashant Kishor came to be known as Chanakya of Nitish Kumar and their association has continued even after Mr Kumar joined hands with the BJP. Lately, the two had a series of meetings, which has given rise to speculation that JD(U) might be his chosen party.