Having helped the successful campaign of BJP, JD(U)-RJD combine in Bihar and the Congress in Punjab in different elections, political strategist Prashant Kishor has found a new client in Andhra Pradesh. Kishor will be helping YSR Congress formulate campaign strategy in upcoming Assembly election the Southern state. YSR Congress president and Opposition leader in Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy has held a meeting with party leaders in which Kishor was said to be present.
"Prashant Kishor, whom we taken on board as a consultant, was introduced (to party leaders) in the meeting (in Hyderabad yesterday)," YSR Congress MP P Mithun Reddy said.
Kishor is expected to give inputs to YSRC on strengthening the party organisation besides preparing strategies to take on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) headed by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The Assembly elections in AP is still 2 years away and will take place in May 2019.
Having failed to gain power in the 2014 elections soon after the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress is determined to wrest power in 2019.
Besides helping BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Kishor was reportedly successful in offering a sound strategy to the 'Mahagathbandhan' in the Bihar Legislative Assembly elections.
He was also reportedly the brain behind incumbent Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's strategy in Punjab assembly polls, though he faced flak from a section of Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh.
(With PTI inputs)