Articles about Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

05 Aug 2021

Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, political strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as the Principal Advisor to state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

13 Jul 2021

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday held a meeting with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi.

Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha's Opposition meet: Here's what we know

22 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha's Opposition meet: Here's what we know

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and BJP-turned-TMC leader Yashwant Sinha hosted leaders from the Opposition at the former's residence in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon.

Sharad Pawar calls meeting of Opposition parties tomorrow

21 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar calls meeting of Opposition parties tomorrow

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of Opposition parties in Delhi tomorrow, likely to discuss a possible teaming to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the next Indian general elections.

Prashant Kishor slams Centre's 'positivity propaganda' to counteract COVID-19 criticism

12 May 2021

Prashant Kishor slams Centre's 'positivity propaganda' to counteract COVID-19 criticism

Election strategist Prashant Kishor, the head of the Indian Political Action Committee, on Wednesday attacked the Centre over the tragedies unfolding across India in wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

10 Apr 2021

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

On Saturday, just as the fourth phase of Assembly elections started in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Amit Malviya shared clips of Prashant Kishor, the election strategist for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wherein he admitted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly popular.

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

18 Dec 2020

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

05 Jun 2020

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections 2020: Prashant Kishor, who helped AAP, thanks voters

Certain that Arvind Kejriwal is returning as Delhi's Chief Minister for a third consecutive time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is celebrating with all its might.

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

09 Feb 2020

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party after the exit polls for the Assembly elections were announced.

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

29 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

Prashant Kishor slams Amit Shah over Shaheen Bagh remark

27 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor slams Amit Shah over Shaheen Bagh remark

After Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged people to press the EVM button "with anger" and lashed out at the Shaheen Bagh protests in Delhi, poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor took a swipe at Shah.

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

21 Dec 2019

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

On Saturday, JD(U) leader and poll-strategist Prashant Kishor asked Congress why isn't it on the streets protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

20 Dec 2019

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

14 Dec 2019

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

JD(U)'s vice-president Prashant Kishor is angry after his party supported the Citizenship Act and he has been continuously slamming his boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

29 Aug 2019

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

02 Aug 2019

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, has unveiled a new online campaign for netizens, "Amar Gorbo Mamata (Mamata My Pride)", to share why they are proud of her achievements.

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

29 Jul 2019

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, Mamata Banerjee, unveiled a massive outreach program called "Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)" in Kolkata on Monday.

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

07 Jun 2019

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

There are no permanent friends or foes in politics, as we saw in recently concluded general elections.

Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

13 Apr 2019

Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor dared RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today to tell the media what transpired during their talks, a day after former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi claimed that Kishor had met her husband with the proposal to merge the JD(U) and the RJD.

Prashant Kishor apologizes after NDA leaders miss martyr's last rites

04 Mar 2019

Prashant Kishor apologizes after NDA leaders miss martyr's last rites

JD(U) Vice President Prashant Kishor apologized on his party's behalf after no one from the Bihar government attended the final rites of CRPF inspector Pintu Kumar Singh, who was martyred in an encounter on Friday in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

Prashant Kishor meets Uddhav Thackeray, will help Sena in 2019

05 Feb 2019

Prashant Kishor meets Uddhav Thackeray, will help Sena in 2019

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who joined Janata Dal (United) in October'18, will help Shiv Sena, BJP's ally, in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, multiple reports claimed.

Even senior Congress leaders were unaware of Priyanka's political plunge

24 Jan 2019

Even senior Congress leaders were unaware of Priyanka's political plunge

Just four months before the anticipated general elections, Congress played its trump card on Wednesday by announcing Priyanka Gandhi's plunge into active politics.

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

26 Oct 2018

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

It has been confirmed that the BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on an equal number of seats.

Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

16 Oct 2018

Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

On Tuesday, poll strategist Prashant Kishor was appointed the Vice President of JD(U) by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, making him the second most powerful person in the party.

Amid denials, Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U) today

16 Sep 2018

Amid denials, Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U) today

Amid a string of denials, political strategist, Prashant Kishor, has finally joined Janata Dal (United) in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar.

Prashant Kishor denies rumors of fighting 2019 Elections with BJP

10 Sep 2018

Prashant Kishor denies rumors of fighting 2019 Elections with BJP

Political strategist and Indian Political Action Committee founder, Prashant Kishor has refuted media reports of joining politics.

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

26 Feb 2018

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

Political strategists, though they play a key role, are often the unknown faces. They are associated with thankless behind-the-scenes jobs. However, this changed with electoral "chanakya" Prashant Kishor's success.

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

20 Mar 2017

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

A poster outside the Congress Party's Lucknow office appeared that offered a Rs. 5 lakh reward to anyone who could find Prashant Kishor, the poll strategist.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

12 Mar 2017

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the mastermind behind Narendra Modi's 2014 General Election win, is upon tough times.

SP hurt itself with Cong alliance: Amit Shah

17 Feb 2017

SP hurt itself with Cong alliance: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah said Samajwadi Party had hurt itself by offering 103 seats to the Congress, which has no presence in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress-Samajwadi Party release 'Common Minimum Programme'

11 Feb 2017

Congress-Samajwadi Party release 'Common Minimum Programme'

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi released the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance's 'Common Minimum Programme' (CMP) for UP.

UP Elections: Sonia, Priyanka to campaign from family strong-holds

10 Feb 2017

UP Elections: Sonia, Priyanka to campaign from family strong-holds

Sonia Gandhi is expected to start campaigning for UP elections from her constituency of Rae Bareli. Priyanka Gandhi is likely to campaign for Rahul Gandhi, who will be contesting from Amethi.

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

08 Feb 2017

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

On 23rd January, the Election Commission had forbidden Congress to initiate its 'unemployment-scheme' in polls-bound Uttrakhand.

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

06 Feb 2017

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

The two biggest parties in the Uttarakhand elections, the Congress and the BJP, are facing a tough challenge from dissidents who are contesting the polls as independent candidates.

SP-Congress continue sparring over seat-sharing

03 Feb 2017

SP-Congress continue sparring over seat-sharing

The Samajwadi Party and the Congress are continuing their tussle over seat-sharing for the UP elections.

Mulayam asks SP workers to contest all 403 seats

31 Jan 2017

Mulayam asks SP workers to contest all 403 seats

Hardening his stance against the SP-Congress alliance, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav asked party workers to contest from all 403 seats in the state, saying "The alliance does not serve the interests of the SP."

Akhilesh, Rahul vow to defeat BJP together

29 Jan 2017

Akhilesh, Rahul vow to defeat BJP together

Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi addressed a joint press conference, saying they were "friends and not just political allies" and that both parties "share much of each other's ideologies."

Gulabi Gang leader among Congress UP candidates

27 Jan 2017

Gulabi Gang leader among Congress UP candidates

Sampat Devi Pal, a social worker and founder of the Gulabi Gang, a group of women seeking justice for crimes against women, is among the candidates put forward by the Congress for the UP elections.