Political strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his 'Silver Oak' residence in Mumbai The meeting went on for around three hours, that has led to discussions in the political circles. NCP sources said apart from discussing the prevailing political situation, Pawar hosted lunch for Kishor.
The meeting got over by around 2 pm, but neither Kishor nor Pawar spoke to the mediapersons gathered outside Pawar's residence. This is Kishor''s first meeting with Pawar after the victory of the DMK and the TMC in the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal respectively.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar downplayed the meeting, saying that Kishor has already said he will not be a political strategist any more. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said many leaders are in touch with Kishor, while NCP's Chhagan Bhujbal said he was no aware of the agenda of the meeting. Stating that Kishor was a successful political strategist, Bhujbal said he was sure that Pawar will take into account Kishor''s suggestions.
As a political strategist, Kishor worked with many parties to win the elections. Notably, he played an instrumental role in strategizing TMC's campaign in the 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal that paved the way for Mamata a third term in West Bengal.
Kishor has been appointed as the Principal Advisor by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls in the state.