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Ace election strategist Prashant Kishor won’t join any political campaign for 2019 elections

New Delhi | Ace Election Strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday clearing all the speculation of him joining any political party for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election said that he is planning to return to the grassroots and work with people.

Speaking at an event at Indian School of Business ISB leadership summit, Prashant Kishor said, “I will not be part of the 2019 election campaign in the manner and form seen for last 4-5 years.” Without stating further details Kishor added that “I want to go back to the grassroots and work with the people. In the past six years, I have worked with the leaders. I will either go to Gujarat, where I have worked before or Bihar, my birthplace.”

Earlier there were rumours that Prashant Kishor might join Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress for the upcoming Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election and Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Kishor’s statement has certainly scrapped these rumours about his future plans. Kishor is credited for Narendra Modi’s landmark victory in the last 2014 Lok Sabha election. Later Prashant Kishor joined Nitish Kumar and helped him gain victory in the Bihar’s assembly elections.

Speaking about his biggest political challenge, Kishor said the revival of Congress in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly election was his biggest challenge. He said,” We presented a plan to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and he liked it. In the election, we were humbled and that was the best thing that could have happened to us. We didn’t take up anything after that. After Uttar Pradesh, I decided I was not going to get involved if I could not execute.”

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