PRASHANT KISHOR

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Is PK’s professional advise to AAP a bigger reason for fall out from JD(U)?

You can’t sink the ship you too are sailing in, this is the crux of the story of departure of Prashant Kishor from JD(U). When a political strategist speaks his mind in public instead of giving indoor suggestion to the top leadership of the party he is a formal member then there is something wrong somewhere but departure could have been respectable. At least the way Prashant Kishor has fallen out of the JD(U) gives testimony to the fact that it was more than CAA that caused his exit.

Actually his professional interests have been in clash with the JD (U), so he was looking for some way out and JD (U) too was feeling the burden of having him in the party. When Prashant Kishor started looking after pool management of AAP, the first thing that he did was suggesting AAP to attack Manoj Tiwari by calling Pinkiya ke Papa making him a political pigmy.

Amid talks between the BJP and JD(U), these things have not gone down well with the alliance which has a bigger plan with poorvanchalies with this alliance in Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal. Pawan Verma spoke for Kishor questioning JD(U) alliance with the BJP in Delhi. Actually JD(U) joining hands with BJP in Delhi will disturb his strategy for West Bengal

Prashant Kishor committed mistake once against by putting on shoes much bigger than his size. So they constantly attacked the JDU’s decision on CAA but he actually wanted his professional outreach to grow. He is likely to join Trinamool Congress soon. But his advises on poorvanchalies to AAP infuriated not only the BJP but also JDU.  

30 Jan 2020
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West Bengal: Political Hindutva Vs cultural Hinduism in Bengal

New Delhi: Election strategist Prashant Kishor seems to have taken over the management of poll strategy in West Bengal for 2021 Assembly elections as they are coming closure by the day. Actually the Trinamool Congress is finding it difficult to deal with the emerging tough opponent the Bharatiya Janata Party.

 

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about  a section of Hindu votes drifting away from TMC and now she is apparently turning to win over or hold back Hindu vote bank to its fold which was not at all a vote bank before the emergence the BJP in the state. Banerjee recently visited Mahesh in Hooghly district of the state and pulled chariot of Lord Jagannath. This is the first occasion that Mamata Banerjee joined this Rath Yatra in its over 600 year old tradition.

 

Political analysts also say that the way Nusrat Jahan is carrying herself out with Hindu insignias all over is not possible without her approval knowing her mercurial temperament. Mamata Banerjee’s new election advisor seems to have advised to counter radical Hindutva of the BJP by cultural Hindutva of West Bengal. So she seems to have made Nushrat Jahan mascot of the West Bengal.

 

In one of the interviews Mamata had said, “Hindutva is a political ideology but Hinduism is a way of life. I am also a Hindu by birth. I worship God. Hinduism is inherently a very liberal religion. If you don’t pray every day even then you are a Hindu. They have made ‘Jai Shri Ram’ a political slogan, but Ram does not just belong to the BJP. Thakur Shri Ramakrishna was not just a strong devotee of Kali, but also Ram.” She is trying to invoke Bengali Hindus sentiment by calling that they are good Hindus with a good soul. It doesn’t depend on how many rituals you follow.

 

So to counter the BJP strategy of colouring the TMC as the anti-Hindu political party gradually, Mamata Banerjee might be quite often seen in similar such occasions obviously with some balancing acts. She is a ground leader and very well aware that the BJP managed to get over 37 per cent votes in the state in 2019 in comparisons to less than 10 per cent votes in many previous elections needs proper attention.

 

However, the BJP will not leave any chance to provoke Mamata as they know it very well that she might commit mistakes in anger as she had committed during the Lok Sabha election when instead of ignoring Jai Shri Ram slogan shouted, she got people arrested people for shouting slogans.  But Mamata never gives up, so a very interesting battle awaits in West Bengal.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

06 Jul 2019
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Is PK’s professional advise to AAP a bigger reason for fall out from JD(U)?

By IndianMandarins 30 Jan 2020

You can’t sink the ship you too are sailing in, this is the crux of the story of departure of Prashant Kishor from JD(U). When a political strategist speaks his mind in public instead of giving indoor suggestion to the top leadership of the party he is a formal member then there is something wrong somewhere but departure could have been respectable. At least the way Prashant Kishor has fallen out of the JD(U) gives testimony to the fact that it was more than CAA that caused his exit.

Actually his professional interests have been in clash with the JD (U), so he was looking for some way out and JD (U) too was feeling the burden of having him in the party. When Prashant Kishor started looking after pool management of AAP, the first thing that he did was suggesting AAP to attack Manoj Tiwari by calling Pinkiya ke Papa making him a political pigmy.

Amid talks between the BJP and JD(U), these things have not gone down well with the alliance which has a bigger plan with poorvanchalies with this alliance in Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal. Pawan Verma spoke for Kishor questioning JD(U) alliance with the BJP in Delhi. Actually JD(U) joining hands with BJP in Delhi will disturb his strategy for West Bengal

Prashant Kishor committed mistake once against by putting on shoes much bigger than his size. So they constantly attacked the JDU’s decision on CAA but he actually wanted his professional outreach to grow. He is likely to join Trinamool Congress soon. But his advises on poorvanchalies to AAP infuriated not only the BJP but also JDU.  

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West Bengal: Political Hindutva Vs cultural Hinduism in Bengal

By IndianMandarins 06 Jul 2019

New Delhi: Election strategist Prashant Kishor seems to have taken over the management of poll strategy in West Bengal for 2021 Assembly elections as they are coming closure by the day. Actually the Trinamool Congress is finding it difficult to deal with the emerging tough opponent the Bharatiya Janata Party.

 

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about  a section of Hindu votes drifting away from TMC and now she is apparently turning to win over or hold back Hindu vote bank to its fold which was not at all a vote bank before the emergence the BJP in the state. Banerjee recently visited Mahesh in Hooghly district of the state and pulled chariot of Lord Jagannath. This is the first occasion that Mamata Banerjee joined this Rath Yatra in its over 600 year old tradition.

 

Political analysts also say that the way Nusrat Jahan is carrying herself out with Hindu insignias all over is not possible without her approval knowing her mercurial temperament. Mamata Banerjee’s new election advisor seems to have advised to counter radical Hindutva of the BJP by cultural Hindutva of West Bengal. So she seems to have made Nushrat Jahan mascot of the West Bengal.

 

In one of the interviews Mamata had said, “Hindutva is a political ideology but Hinduism is a way of life. I am also a Hindu by birth. I worship God. Hinduism is inherently a very liberal religion. If you don’t pray every day even then you are a Hindu. They have made ‘Jai Shri Ram’ a political slogan, but Ram does not just belong to the BJP. Thakur Shri Ramakrishna was not just a strong devotee of Kali, but also Ram.” She is trying to invoke Bengali Hindus sentiment by calling that they are good Hindus with a good soul. It doesn’t depend on how many rituals you follow.

 

So to counter the BJP strategy of colouring the TMC as the anti-Hindu political party gradually, Mamata Banerjee might be quite often seen in similar such occasions obviously with some balancing acts. She is a ground leader and very well aware that the BJP managed to get over 37 per cent votes in the state in 2019 in comparisons to less than 10 per cent votes in many previous elections needs proper attention.

 

However, the BJP will not leave any chance to provoke Mamata as they know it very well that she might commit mistakes in anger as she had committed during the Lok Sabha election when instead of ignoring Jai Shri Ram slogan shouted, she got people arrested people for shouting slogans.  But Mamata never gives up, so a very interesting battle awaits in West Bengal.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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PK’s forays in Didi’s camp turn attention to Nitish and his tiff with BJP

By IndianMandarins 07 Jun 2019

The less-than-favourable results in her state in 2019 LS Polls have prompted West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamta Banerjee to meet Election Strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday, June 6, in Kolkata. Banerjee is reported to have signed PK to help the TMC with its post-LS Polls strategy and shape a better campaign plan for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state.

 

So after advising the BJP, Congress, and YSR Congress PK may now be working for Didi. But somehow his latest forays in West Bengal take attention to Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar and his future strategy.

 

PK is national vice-president of Nitish’s party. It is difficult to believe that PK could have met Mamata without Nitish’s prior consent. Though there are speculations that PK is on the verge of parting ways from Nitish and his JD (U). But in case these speculations are not true then certainly the move on the part of the poll strategist to come together with Mamata Banerjee is politically significant.

 

It is more than coincidence that PK’s Bengal move comes close on the heels to Nitish-led JD (U) denying to accept portfolio in Modi Govt. 2.0. And to add insult to injury this was followed by Bihar cabinet expansion where eight party MLAs were administered oath of office while those from the BJP were left in the cold. This turned out to be like a tit for tat between Centre and State, or between BJP and JD (U) though the two parties continue to be in alliance despite their relations getting visibly estranged. 

 

So isn’t it apt to assume that Nitish has started testing waters afresh? Among other reasons because of which Modi won 2019 LS polls is the fact that Mahagathbandhan had no face to match him. As an astute player of politics who could know this better than Nitish Kumar. He is reputed to have the ability to smell opportunity before others. Yet, 2019 proved to be a lost year for him like may be a few other peers in the Opposition. So he may not like to lose it again in 2024. 

 

Whatever may be the reason, purpose, intent and objective of PK joining hands with Didi, one cannot deny that the move is loaded with quite a few possibilities. And these are still going to take some time to unravel.

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Prashant Kishor: A phenomenon that has never been!

By IndianMandarins 20 May 2019

If exit polls for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have any demeanor on May 23 actual results then the much hyped myth about Prashant Kishor’s election management skills seem to have busted. The two success stories credited with him that included 2014 Lok Sabha elections and 2015 Bihar Assembly elections have made Kishor a phenomenon of the short for electioneering. Of course 2012 Gujarat Assembly introduced him to electoral politics in India.

 

But law of diminishing effect seems to be catching up with Kishor as in 2019 elections it was solely Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and BJP cadres that have been at the play with the strategy exclusively chalked out by the party leadership. The most interesting thing is that the BJP is facing triple incumbency that is at national, state and constituency level still it is seemingly sailing through contrary to the situation that in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, there was a tabula rasa kind of situation for the PM except 2002.

 

Kishor miserably failed to help the Congress in 2017 Assembly elections in UP. Despite his many gimmicks, the Congress had to eat not only humble pie but also was subject to ridicule. Kishor joined the JD (U) in 2018 but Shah made Nitish clear in no uncertain terms that the NDA would work on its own strategy formulated by his team.

 

Interestingly Chai Pe Charcha, 3D campaign and some other that Kishor brought to the BJP were completely dumped by the party still it seems emerging strong. The success story in Punjab was due to 10 years anti-incumbency of SAD government and Capt Amrinder’s popularity while Bihar was due to statement of Mohan Bhagwat on reservation and caste arithmetic. Moreover, despite helping YSR Congress in AP, TDP going gung ho tells about an overrated strategist.

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Kishor conducts internal poll on 2019 LS Elections campaign

By IndianMandarins 02 Oct 2018

The poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his political advocacy group, the Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) recently conducted a poll at its Hyderabad office to decide the political party with which its employees and stake-holders were keen on campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha General Elections in 2019. There are indications that despite an apparent consensus to work with the Congress the BJP was chosen as the party it might work for. It is believed that the IPAC management would soon make formal announcement that it would work for the BJP. CLICK TO READ INSIDE STORY.

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