Political Strategist Prashant Kishor Suggests Nitish Kumar's G20 Dinner Attendance Holds Political Significance
Patna, Sep 12 (TNA) Prashant Kishor, a former ally of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has asserted that Kumar's presence at the G20 dinner was politically motivated. Kishor believes Kumar aimed to send a message to his Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A) partners, warning against taking him for granted. According to Kishor, Kumar's attendance signals his readiness to explore other options if his demands within the alliance are not met.
Kishor also revealed that Kumar maintains private contact with Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan, who has close ties to the BJP leadership. Despite public disagreements, Kumar's connection with Narayan suggests an ongoing rapport with the BJP.
Kumar's attendance at the G20 dinner is seen as a strategic move to garner attention and emphasize his importance within the alliance. This move underscores Kumar's ambition to lead the INDI Alliance, which has not been endorsed by other partners, including Lalu Yadav, leading to his discontent.
Kumar's participation in such an event is significant given his prior avoidance of similar gatherings during his association with the NDA. It serves as a clear signal that Kumar is prepared to explore alternative political alignments if his expectations remain unmet.