New Delhi: Poll strategist Prashant Kishore on Thursday took a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar who called the former a publicity expert and said that he might be wanting to help the Bharatiya Janata Party. Following Kumar’s statement, the former JDU member tweeted four photos of Kumar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an apparent dig at the earlier alliance between the two parties.
Kishore, however deleted the tweet later where all the four photos showed Kumar greeting PM Modi with folded hands. He did not write any captions with the images.
The Bihar CM while addressing a press conference in the national capital was replying to a question about Prashant Kishore who had joined the JDU but was later ousted from the party.
Without naming the poll strategist, Kumar said that his statements have no meaning and asked if he knows what has been done in the state since 2005.
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“He joined me and I told him to quit (the work he was doing). He did not listen to me and worked for so many parties,” Kumar said, quoted by news agency ANI.
“Vo uska dhandha hai (This is his business),” Kumar told reporters. “Let him do what he wants to do in Bihar. His statements have no meaning. Does he know ABC of what has been done in the state since 2005?
“Yes, these people know how to take publicity, make statements. They are experts in this and keep stating it. If someone is talking like this, then try to understand, there must be something in his mind. It could be to stay with BJP or help BJP in a covert way,” Kumar added.
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The JDU chief broke ties with the BJP last month and joined hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to form Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar.
Kishore had taken a swipe at Kumar and tweeted that this was the sixth attempt by Nitish Kumar to form government in the state in the last 10 years and asked people for their views.