Prashant Kishor, who has played the role of election strategist for several political parties, met NCP President Sharad Pawar in Mumbai today. Political speculation has intensified after this meeting in view of the recent developments. It is believed that Sharad Pawar is thinking of feeding a new flower with the help of Prashant Kishor in the next assembly elections of Maharashtra and the Lok Sabha elections of the country.
The conversation lasted about half an hour
Prashant Kishor reached Sharad Pawar's residence Silver Oak on Friday morning. There was a closed conversation between the two for about one and a half hours. In the midst of this meeting, Sharad Pawar had also called NCP state president Jayant Patil to his residence. It is not known on what topic Prashant Kishor's conversation with these leaders took place. But there are speculations that Prashant Kishor may work for NCP or the entire Mahavikas Aghadi in the future. But senior NCP leader and state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has rubbished these speculations.
Ajit Pawar rejected the political meaning of the meeting
Ajit Pawar himself was in Pune today. Talking to reporters there, he dismissed any political meaning of Prashant Kishor's meeting with Sharad Pawar saying that Sharad Pawar is a national leader. Such people also keep coming to meet him. According to Ajit Pawar, Prashant Kishor himself has said that now he will not play the role of strategist for any party. After this, it is pointless to speculate that he will work for NCP or Mahavikas Aghadi.
Let us tell you that Prashant Kishor has worked for many political parties even before this. In some places, they have been successful, while in other places their strategy has also failed. Recently he has worked for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal elections. Trinamool has been successful in coming to power with an overwhelming majority.
Shiv Sena's attitude towards PM loosens after meeting
Here, new developments are being seen these days in Mahavikas Aghadi, which is ruling in Maharashtra. Two days ago, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who went to meet the Prime Minister along with his two senior cabinet colleagues, took out time to meet the Prime Minister separately. After this meeting, Shiv Sena's attitude towards the Prime Minister seems to be loose. After this development, Sharad Pawar has given the statement of Shiv Sena being a reliable party, citing the example of the late Balasaheb Thackeray's relationship with Indira Gandhi.
On the other hand, Sharad Pawar is looking for new opportunities for himself on the national stage as Congress continues to weaken. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has already raised the demand to make him the President of the UPA. Taking advantage of Prashant Kishor's contacts with many regional political parties, it should not be surprising if Pawar forms a new alliance under his leadership on the lines of Maha Vikas Aghadi.
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