Prashant Kishor: News

Prashant Kishor is an Indian business tactician and political strategist who has worked for various political parties like Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress, DMK, and YSRCP. In 2018, Janata Dal (United) hired him as their tactician and political strategist. In 2020, he was suspended from the party for condemning party head Nitish Kumar’s supportive stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act. Kishor has worked for the United Nations for eight years as he was trained in political tactics and strategies. He rose to prominence after his first political campaign in 2011 where he helped Narendra Modi get re-elected as Gujarat CM for a third term in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly Elections. In 2014, he conceptualized an election campaign group called Citizens for Accountable Governance that helped BJP win a majority in the Lok Sabha elections. Following this, he left Modi and worked with Nitish Kumar to help him win the position of Bihar Chief Minister for the third term in the 2015 Assembly elections. He was hired by the AITC for the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 which led to the party’s landslide victory. Following this, he declared his retirement as an election strategist.

20 Nov 2022

Janata Dal (United)

'Will gherao Nitish': Prashant Kishor over Bihar CM's job promise

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has launched a stinging assault on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, warning the Janata Dal (United) leader of agitation if he doesn't deliver on his promise of providing "10 lakh government jobs" for the state's youth.

21 Oct 2022


Nitish Kumar in touch with BJP, alleges Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor has accused Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar of being in contact with the former coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

15 Sep 2022


Will join Nitish if he provides 10 lakh jobs, says PK

After politically attacking Nitish Kumar for weeks, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said that he will only align with the Bihar Chief Minister if the latter provides 10 lakh jobs in a year.

21 May 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress doesn't want to be big daddy, Rahul Gandhi clarifies

Several opposition parties reportedly got upset with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's recent remark at the party's Udaipur Chintan Shivir that only the Congress alone can fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because regional parties lack ideology and a centralized approach.

20 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Prashant Kishore predicts Congress' 'Impending Rout' in Gujarat, Himachal polls

Political strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday wrote a harsh critique of the Congress, the party he almost joined last month.

05 May 2022


Prashant Kishor shuns party plans for now, announces 3,000-km padyatra

Political strategist Prashant Kishor Thursday announced a 3,000-kilometer-long padayatra or a march in Bihar from October 2 onwards.

02 May 2022


Prashant Kishor's latest tweet hints at new start: Details here

Barely a week after declining the Congress's offer to join the party, political strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday tweeted it was "time to go to the Real Masters."

29 Apr 2022


The curious case of Prashant Kishor now has new twist

India's noted poll strategist Prashant Kishor never ceases to amaze us.

27 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday declined to join the Congress and said he will not take responsibility for the 2024 general elections.

25 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

Congress held a crucial meeting on Monday during which party chief Sonia Gandhi decided to constitute an "Empowered Action Group" for the 2024 general elections.

25 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Amid Congress-PK talks, KCR ropes in I-PAC for 2023 elections

Amid speculation about poll strategist Prashant Kishor joining the Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has appointed the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to steer its 2023 Assembly election campaign.

23 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

PK's Congress entry almost confirmed; final decision by Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will soon reportedly take the final call on poll strategist Prashant Kishor's entry into the grand old party.

22 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Is Prashant Kishor looking to get top post in Congress?

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to organize one final meeting with well-known poll strategist Prashant Kishor and persuade him to join the party with an "attractive offer," India Today reported.

20 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

2024 in sight, Sonia Gandhi meets Prashant Kishor again

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening — their second meeting since Saturday.

20 Apr 2022


Congress 'Chintan Shivir' to examine Prashant Kishor's plan next month

A month after facing an electoral fiasco in five states, the Congress party is planning to hold a three-day brainstorming session—called "Chintan Shivir"—from May 13 to 15.

16 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress asks Prashant Kishor to join party: Details here

The Congress on Saturday asked poll strategist Prashant Kishor to join the party rather than work as a consultant.

11 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

Battle for India will be fought in 2024: Prashant Kishore

Political strategist Prashant Kishore on Friday said the election results of state assemblies will have no impact on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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.

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.

22 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar

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.

21 Jun 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

12 May 2021

Rahul Gandhi

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.

10 Apr 2021

West Bengal

'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.

18 Dec 2020

West Bengal

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.

05 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

11 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

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.

27 Jan 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

21 Dec 2019

Sonia Gandhi

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).

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.

29 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

#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.

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.

29 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

#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.

07 Jun 2019

West Bengal

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.

13 Apr 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

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.