Prashant Kishor inducted in JD(U) on Amit Shah’s request, reveals Nitish; poll strategist hits back

When asked about the letter by media, Kumar had said: “That is not a letter. If a person is in the party, he writes a letter explaining the issue and then a reply is given to that person.

Written by January 28, 2020 18:33

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that then BJP president Amit Shah had asked him to induct political strategist Prashant Kishor into the Janata Dal-United (JDU).

Amit Shah asked me to induct Prashant Kishor into JDU, says Nitish Kumar

“Someone wrote a letter I replied to it. Someone is tweeting, let him tweet. What do I’ve to do with it? One can stay in the party (JD-U) till he wants. He can go if he wants…Do you know how did he join the party? Amit Shah asked me to induct him,” said Kumar, while responding to a media question on Prashant Kishor.

Kishor has more than once made his differences with the party known on the issue of the amended citizenship Act. JDU had supported the legislation in both the Houses of Parliament.

Watch what Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said:

Last month, Kishor had told ANI that it is only Bihar Chief Minister Kumar, who can tell under what circumstances the party supported the Citizen (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Prashant Kishore replied:

On January 24 this year, the Bihar Chief Minister had hit out at senior party leader Pavan K Varma over the letter written by him to Nitish Kumar about the alliance of the party with the BJP for the Delhi assembly elections.

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When asked about the letter by media, Kumar had said: “That is not a letter. If a person is in the party, he writes a letter explaining the issue and then a reply is given to that person. Sending an e-mail without even informing and straight away going to the press doesn’t make any sense to me. I don’t consider that to be a letter.”

‘What a fall for you’: Kishor attacks boss Nitish Kumar

Prashant Kishor called out his boss Nitish Kumar, hours after the latter publicly warned the political strategist that he will have to fall in line if he wants to stay in the party.

“What a fall for you to lie about how and why you made me join JDU!! Poor attempt on your part to try and make my colour same as yours!,” tweeted Kishor.


“Rahega to theek, nahi rahega to theek. (If he stays, it’s ok. If he goes, it’s ok),” Mr Kumar told reporters. “Already he (Prashant Kishor) works as a strategist for various parties, but I’m making one thing clear, if he wants to remain in the party he will have to adopt the basic structure of the party,” JD(U) chief had said.