Prashant Kishor attacks Nitish Kumar, announces Baat Bihar Ki campaign months ahead of state elections
Political strategist Prashant Kishor hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with whom he fell out over differences on JDU's tie-up with BJP at a press conference in Bihar. While attacking Nitish Kumar over lack of development in Bihar, Prashant Kishor announced a new campaign in the state "Baat Bihar Ki".
Prashant Kishor announced that he will be travelling across Bihar for 100 days and campaign against the misgovernance under Nitish rule.
Prashant Kishor said on Tuesday, "I am not going anywhere and I am here to work for Bihar. I am inviting young people of Bihar who want to see development and work done in Bihar to join me in this campaign, 'Baat Bihar Ki', to build our state."
"I invite all those who want to see a new Bihar that will not rank below all other states on development ratings. I want to see Bihar climb up the state rankings from the current 22 to 10. I want to make Bihar one of the top 10 states. This campaign will be launched on March 20," announced Prashant Kishor.
While targeting his ally-turned-foe Nitish Kumar, Prashant Kishor said the JDU chief has done a lot of developmental work for Bihar, yet, the state is still one of the poorest and the young population still has to migrate out of the state to look for livelihood.
"We need to see if this gathbandhan is helping Bihar. Even after so much bowing down, is it helping Bihar," Prashant Kishor asked, hitting out at the JDU-BJP alliance.
"For 15 years, Bihar saw much development under Nitish. But is this new friendship helping in any way? Nitish Kumar is siding with people who believe in the Godse ideology. Gandhi and Godse can't go together," Prashant Kishor said.
Prashant Kishor further said that Bihar was the poorest state in 2005 and continues to be so and there is no one to question Nitish Kumar's governance model.
"You keep talking about how much the state had progressed since the Lalu regime, but it has been 15 years that you are ruling the state. How much has Bihar progressed compared to Maharashtra or Karnataka," asked Prashant Kishor while targeting Nitish Kumar.