PATNA: Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Sunday alleged that age was catching up with his former senior in JD(U) and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar who is also feeling “politically isolated.” Kishor also said Nitish seems to have become “a little bit delusional.”
Kishor made these remarks in response to Nitish’s Saturday statement in which the latter categorically said that the former was working for the BJP and had once advised him to merge the JD(U) with the Congress.
“Slowly, age seems to be catching up with Nitish Kumar and the impact of age is now visible on him. He wants to speak something, but ends up uttering something entirely different,” Kishor who earlier worked with Nitish as election strategist and later as a senior colleague in the JD(U). Kishor was national vice president of JD(U) when Nitish was its national president.
“Nitish Ji said on Saturday that I have been working on the agenda of the BJP. At the same time, he (Nitish) also stated that I suggested he merge his JD(U) with the Congress. How are these both things possible at the same time? If I am working on the agenda of the BJP, why will I ask him to strengthen the Congress? If the second matter is correct, then the first matter will not be correct. It shows there is an impact of age on Nitish,” Kishor said in a video statement sent to TOI on Sunday.
“In English, there is a word ‘delusional’. It seems he (Nitish) has become a little bit ‘delusional.’ …. He is feeling “politically isolated” as he is surrounded by people whom he does not trust. This has left him in trepidation. And because of his growing age, he keeps saying things that have no meaning,” Kishor, who is currently on the ‘Pad Yatra’ (foot march) said in the video statement.
Though Kishor claimed that Nitish said two contradictory things about him – working on the BJP agenda and suggesting the CM to merge JD(U) with Congress—at the same time, the Bihar CM had not said so on Saturday.
Nitish, in fact, said on Saturday that Kishor had come to him around ‘four to five years ago’ and suggested merging JD(U) with the Congress. Nitish categorically said on Saturday, “Kishor has now gone with the BJP and is acting as per the BJP leaders.”
Reacting over Kishor’s fresh salvo against the CM, JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh on Sunday said, “Nitish Ji has rightly said that Kishor is currently working for the BJP in Bihar. The election strategist keeps working for different parties in different states.”





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