Home Tags Prashanth Kishore

Mamata Banerjee ropes in Prashant kishor


Didi, as she is fondly called by the people, Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal roped in political strategist Prashant kishor for the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Prashant kishor recently proved his mettle by making y s Jagan as CM of Andhra Pradesh

It is known news that, Jagan’s YSR Congress had lost the 2014 assembly election. Immediately after losing the elections in 2014, Jagan signed Prashant kishor for 2019 elections. During Nandyal by polls, Jagan himself announced publicly that Prashant kishor will make him CM in 2019. Prashant kishor, with his meticulous planning, kept his promise and made Jagan as CM. This attracted many other political parties of the country. Mamata Banerjee, who is going to face the assembly elections in 2021, now roped in Prashant kishor.

Mamata Banerjee has been chief minister of West Bengal since 2011. She has been in that post for last 8 years, and so it is but natural to have anti incumbency on the government. Recent Lok Sabha election results also gave a jolt to Didi. So Mamta is now banking heavily on Prashant kishor in the upcoming elections. We’ll have to wait and see if Prashant kishor will be able to turn the tables in favour of her.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Prashant Kishore turns politician, joins JDU


Political strategist Prashant Kishore (PK) is all set to join direct politics. He is joining Janata Dal(U) in Bihar officially. Last week, he spoke in ISB and said “In 2019, you would not see Prashant Kishore campaigning for anyone in the manner and form in which I have been campaigning in last 4-5 year” and also hinted at doing something that will make more impact at ground level.
(Click here for :Prashant Kishor not to campaign for anyone in 2019). So, now he joins direct politics.

Prashant Kishore is joining the Janata Dal (United) in Patna today in the presence of party’s national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Prashant Kishore is expected to take key roles both in party and government.

In this position, Kishore will be trying to fix the gap between the JD(U) and BJP. He will also be part of seat-sharing negotiations between JDU and BJP in upcoming elections. It is known that PK has very good relations with Modi and Amit Shah. PK also have good ties with Rahul Gandhi as well as Lalu Prasad Yadav. Last week, PK had said at ISB that he wants to work with people in the grassroots rather than with top leaders.

As he will be focussing now on Bihar, YSRCP, that has agreement with PK, may not get his full focus and efforts for 2019 elections. Even though PK told, the organizations I-PAC will continue to work for YSRCP, not having PK at the helm will be definitely a set back for Jagan. We will have to wait and see how will be political the career of Prashant Kishore.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

PK to leave YS Jagan’s camp?Modi behind the move?


Prashant Kishore has been a popular name in the political circles after the 2014 General Elections. He came to light with the victory of BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha Polls. Prashant Kishore (or PK) is the man behind the victory of BJP in that polls. Post that, his spat with BJP President Amit Shah meant that, he maintained some distance with the BJP and Modi.

His next assignment was Nitish Kumar. He was the key strategist behind Nitish Kumar winning the Bihar polls and becoming the Chief Minister. Similarly, he has been roped in by YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. Keeping aside ‘wild sops’ promised by YS Jagan, PK managed to build an anti-Chandrababu wave to a certain extent in Andhra Pradesh in recent times. His suggestions for ‘MPs resignation’ and YSRCP comments on AP Special Category Status are proving worthy.

At this juncture, political circles are gossiping that, Prashant Kishore might soon leave YS Jagan’s camp, given a luring offer from the PM. According to some key insider sources, Modi is trying to avail Prashant Kishore’s services for the 2019 General Assembly elections. Given the stature of PM and BJP, Prashant Kishore might well swing that way, leaving YSRCP in the middle of the ocean.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Its official, no other clients for Prashant Kishor except YSRCP now


Prashanth Kishor

Political strategist Prashant Kishor(PK) who is the most sought after by almost all political parties till couple of years back, now seems to have no clients. He was the man behind Modi’s 2012 Gujarat election campaign and 2014 general elections. Later in 2015, his winning streak continued with a surprise victory in Bihar elections for Nitish Kumar. He is currently working for YSRCP and Jagan as chief strategist. Surprisingly, he doesn’t have any other clients other than YSRCP now. Let’s see the reasons.

The Congress gave free hand to Prashant Kishor in UP election campaign but Congress debacled in UP elections.In Punjab also PK worked for Congress. But Congress main leader Amarinder kept him at a distance and applied his own strategies. Surprisingly Congress won in Punjab. This was discussed in Congress recent meetings. Congress party is now in talks with big data firm Cambridge Analytical which has in the past worked for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and the Brexit.

Now, there will be state elections in 8 states are coming up, Prashant is not a chief strategist to any political party in these states surprisingly. “Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC)” led by Prashant Kishor had clarified that they are working only for Jagan as of now and they are not working for any other political party in India at the moment.

Congress, BJP and respective state parties started working for 2019 lok sabha polls via assembly elections in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. But Prashant Kishor is not pursued by these political parties. We have to wait and see if PK will become busy again as elections approach or he will be left with only YSRCP until 2019.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

PK’s survey reports Kakinada elections loss no big deal for YSRCP


Political strategist Prashant Kishor’s reportedly conducted a survey to study the loss of YSR Congress Party in Nandyal and Kakinada elections. As per the survey, Kakinda Municipal Elections was ‘no loss no gain’ gig for YSRCP. Specifically, because TDP did not win additional voters confidence compared to the 2014 elections.

In 2014 elections, TDP in Kakinada polled 76467 votes while YSRCP polled 52467 votes of the 140523voters. TDP won with 24000 majority

In 2017, municipal elections TDP secured 69534 votes while BJP polled 7813votes. YSRCP secured 50944 votes. Totally 148582 votes were polled.

Even though TDP secured majority of wards, the number of votes have not increased enormously. Despite the ruling party announcing several welfare schemes, it reportedly has not done much to woo the Urban voters.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Jagan revealing political strategies is a tactic or misstep?

The secret of getting ahead is getting started, but how good is it to reveal strategies in politics? The parties should move ahead with people’s help and observing the opponent’s move. On the contrary, YSR Congress party at its plenary literally released its election manifesto and very strongly wished-for Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy as the Chief Minister. Political Strategist Prashant Kishor’s introduction at the session has been the attention grabber and is supposedly a grave mistake. Jagan also revealed his party’s future aspirations, two years before the elections.

YSRCP plenary, in the course of two days, did not discuss on their leaders activities to safeguard the interests for people, but rather made sloppy remarks at the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and maintained an abusive reproach towards the ruling party. The who’s who of YSRCP preferred the same approach of weaselling. Nani and Roja appeared to have mastered the art of conveying personal aversion in the most obnoxious manner.

This plenary which draws parallel to TDP’s Mahanadu, was plainly crammed with hate speeches. Jagan let his party leaders continue with their rant while his strategist Kishor failed to not notice the very appalling words. Kishor has a language barrier to understand but the seniors like Ummareddy Venkateshwarlu failed to impede and chaperone others. Evidently, because they preferred to safeguard their personal interests over the party.

Jagan is fantasising about coming to power and becoming the Chief Minister. The senior leaders in the party are singing the same tune, instead of giving a reality check. The plenary sessions, which ended today, resembled an election campaign meeting.

Jagan who will lead the YSRCP in the 2019 elections, through his padayatra in October needs to understand people and gain their confidence, instead of trying to attract them with promises. The assurances have to be rational and not frivolous.

YSRCP advisers are considering this public disclosure of strategies as a new tactic. The country is witnessing the possible misuse of public money and in such circumstances divulging the allocations for each sector is a perhaps a misstep. As the saying goes, strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.



[X] Close
[X] Close