Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has met with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharada Pawar for the second time in two weeks amid buzz about preps for “Mission 2024” to fight Prime Minister Modi’s BJP.
The two met in Delhi, days after their last meeting on June 11 in Sharad Pawar’s Mumbai home. Their meeting lasted half an hour, sources say. Their discussions are seen to have a larger contest related to the 2024 election and talk of a joint opposition candidate to challenge PM Modi.
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 media persons gathered outside ‘Sliver Oak’ (NCP chief’s residence).
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar downplayed the meeting saying that Kishor has already said he will not be a political strategist anymore. Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut said many leaders are in touch with Kishor, While NCP’s Chhagan Bhujbal said he was 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. Kishore had met Uddhav Thackeray in 2019 before the latter became chief minister.