If the recent news is anything to go by, Prashant Kishor has been roped in by Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP. The assembly elections in the states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are conducted at the same time with the General elections. A good 2 years of time is on hand for the 2019 elections for the above states. Looks like Jagan will leave no stone unturned in the 2019 election. Though Prashant repudiated of joining hands with YSRCP on Twitter, one of the key persons of YSRCP has confirmed it. There’s also a talk that he’s been offered a whopping price for mentoring the party.
Prashant Kishor is considered as the man with the Midas touch in the political arena in India. He is a renowned political strategist and advisor. He hogged the limelight with the stupendous success of the 2014 LokSabha elections win by BJP. His poll strategy is considered to be the crux. The election campaign which he conceptualized for the BJP in the 2014 General elections was his brainchild. It’s known as CAG (Citizens for Accountable Governance). With the BJP’s landslide victory, he became an overnight star and the blue eyed boy of all the political parties. His name started doing the rounds in all the political parties wanting to be associated with him.
Prashant has become a lucky mascot and is considered as someone who has the potentiality to revive and revamp any party. Presently in India, he’s seen as manna who can spell pixie dust through his poll strategy, especially, by the ones who are in need of an image makeover. He’s known as someone who can refurbish and replenish any political party/figure. So, possibly this can be the reason why Jagan has zeroed in on him to simonize his party.
After his successful stint with BJP in 2014 general elections, it’s been learned that he had formed another team on the similar lines of CAG, called as I-PAC (Indian-Political Action Committee). Later, he was brought in as an advisor by the INC to strategize all its elections until 2019. Prashant has associated with the Sushaasan Babu of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. It was Prashant who was instrumental in teaming up the trio (INC, RJD and JD(U) into Mahagatbandha and it did work out successfully. Especially, JD(U) and RJD were like chalk and cheese. It was startling to see all the disparate parties falling in line and come to terms.
For Prashant, everything was good until the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections. He had to bite the dust for the first time in UP elections. It was Prashant’s idea for Congress to merge with the Samajwadi Party. Albeit, he had bitter experience in UP, howbeit, Captain Amarinder Singh, the current CM of Punjab, credited him for the victory in Punjab elections.