“I don’t believe that any third or fourth front can defeat Narendra Modi so why would I be part of any such coalition,” Mr Kishor said.
Amid speculation that a national coalition will be formed by opposition parties against the BJP, poll strategist Prashant Kishor has dismissed the possibility of a third or fourth front defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next Lok Sabha elections. Mr Kishor, who had recently announced his retirement from the job of election strategist after helping Mamata Banerjee win the assembly election resoundingly, said he does not think that such a front will be able to challenge the BJP, Hindustan Times reported.
“I don’t believe that any third or fourth front can defeat Narendra Modi so why would I be part of any such coalition. Just because 15 persons are meeting, you cannot call it a 15-party meeting,” Mr Kishor said. .
Mr Kishor was refering to the meeting called by NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Delhi today. A number of opposition leaders, excluding the Congress, and civil society members will attend the meeting at Mr Pawar’s home.
Mr Kishor’s comments came after he met Mr Pawar for the second time in a span of two weeks. Earlier, he had met Mr Pawar at his home in Mumbai.
“I had lunch with him when I was in Mumbai recently and so today, he called me and asked me to come over for tea. It was just chit-chat and a routine meeting,” Mr Kishor said. He also refuted the rumour that he was taking on the NCP as a client. “There is no question of Pawar Sahab becoming my client because I have left this space [election strategy]as I announced on May 2,’’ said Mr Kishor.