Brought shame by touching Narendra Modi’s feet: Prashant Kishor slams Nitish Kumar

Kishor said Bihar CM touched Modi’s feet to ensure he continues in power

Prashant Kishor and Nitish Kumar Prashant Kishor (left) and Nitish Kumar | PTI

Political strategist and Jan Suraaj leader Prashant Kishor slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said the Janata Dal (United) leader brought shame to the state by touching Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s feet.

Kishor said the Bihar CM touched Modi’s feet to ensure he continues in power. The Jan Suraaj leader attacked the CM during his Jan Suraaj campaign in Bhagalpur on Friday.

"People ask me why I am now criticising Nitish Kumar, having worked with him in the past. He was a different man back then. His conscience had not been put up for sale," PTI reported quoting Kishor. The political strategist had managed JD(U)’s election campaign in 2015 and had joined the party later.

"The leader of a state is the pride of its people. But Nitish Kumar brought shame to Bihar when he touched the feet of Modi," Kishor charged, referring to the NDA meeting in Delhi last week. Kumar's JD (U) won 12 seats in Lok Sabha polls to emerge as the second largest ally of the BJP, which failed to get a majority on its own.

"There is so much talk about Nitish Kumar playing a key role in Modi's return to power. But how is the Bihar CM leveraging his position? He is not using his clout to ensure benefits for the state. He is touching feet to ensure that he remains in power, with BJP support, even after 2025 assembly polls," Kishor said.

Notably, Kishor had first shot into fame in 2014 for handling the spectacularly successful Lok Sabha poll campaign of Modi. By the time he gave up political consultancy in 2021, Kishor had worked for several high-profile politicians, including Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal and Jagan Mohan Reddy.

-with PTI inputs.

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