"Nitish Kumar's Prerogative, Respect Him": Prashant Kishor On Expulsion
New Delhi: Poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor today redirected his attention to Bihar politics and aimed a series of uncomfortable questions at former political mentor Nitish Kumar, who expelled him from the Janata Dal United last month after an acrimonious war of words.
He also launched a "Baat Bihar Ki" programme to reach out to thousands of the state's younger voters.
In the backdrop of the Bihar election later this year, Prashant Kishor questioned what he called Nitish Kumar's ideological compromise to stay in the alliance with the BJP and also dissected the Chief Minister's claims about development in Bihar, launching a searing attack on the state government's performance.
"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.