New Delhi: In a bid to retain power for second consecutive term, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has roped in election strategist Prashant Kishor’s political consultancy firm Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC).
“Happy to share that Indian PAC is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!,” tweeted the Chief Minister today.
This will be the first time that poll strategist Prashanr Kishor has teamed with Kejriwal. In 2017 Assembly elections, Kishor had directly faced off Kejriwal as he was assisting Congress in Punjab.
A look into Kishor’s Successful Strategies so far:
In 2014, Kishor had managed the election campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2015 Kishor’s role was considered quite crucial in the landslide victory of the Mahagathbandhan of JD(U), RJD and Congress in the Bihar Assembly polls.
In 2017, Kishor was roped in by Congress for both Uttar Pradesh and Punjab but his strategy became successful only in Punjab.
Earlier this year, during Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, he (Kishor) had also led YSRCP to landslide victory.
In the recently concluded Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Chunav, the Shiv Sena had roped in Kishor, whose strategy helped Sena bettering its tally by winning 56. The Sena had contested on 124 seats.
Some reports had claimed that it was Kishor, who helped Sena in stitching an alliance with NCP and Congress after its breakup with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
At present, Kishor’s I-PAC is working on the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) re-election campaign for the 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls to aid Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s bid for a third consecutive term.