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Poll strategist Prashant Kishor predicts fight likely to take place in Bihar’s ‘mahagathbandhan’ following by-elections for two assembly seats

Political strategist Prashant Kishor has lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and blamed the fact that he is still in touch with the BJP despite breaking ties with the saffron party in the state.

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Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor has lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and blamed the fact that he is still in touch with the BJP despite breaking ties with the saffron party in the state. Once Prashant was close to JD (U) and rose to become the party’s national vice president, he was shown the exit door from the party in 2020.

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On Tuesday, Kishor claimed that JDU’s credibility had reached a “new low” as a result of chief minister Nitish Kumar’s political experiments in the quest for power. He predicted that there would be significant fighting within the Bihar’s “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) following the byelections for two assembly seats.

Following his over 275 km “Jan Suraaj padayatra,” Kishor spoke at a press conference in Lauriya, about 26 km north of Bettiah, the administrative centre for the West Champaran district. He raised doubt over Kumar’s continuation in the grand alliance for a long time.

Only Nitishji truly knows how long he will stay in the mahagathbandhan. Within the last six years alone, he has conducted ten experiments, said Kishor.

“We don’t need any more proof other than the fact that Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh is a JD (U) MP. Neither has he resigned from the post nor has the party asked him to vacate the post; the BJP has also not removed him. “JD (U) is technically a part of NDA at the Center, and Nitishji has kept his channel open through Harivansh ji,” Kishor said.

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He attacked the JD (U) and further added that there are only two parties in Bihar – Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Bhartiya Janata Party.

The chief minister’s chair is the priority of Nitish Kumar. In fact, his party has been switching sides from one camp to another, so such a party should not believe in a glowing future.

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