Mamata is also working out a proper strategy for the party to face the challenge of the BJP inroads in West Bengal. Mamata hopes Prashant will be able to pull off victory for her in the Assembly Elections. According to political sources, Prashant will work out strategies to make TMC's schemes popular among voters and work out proper plans for the party's benefits.
Mamata had a meeting with Kishor at the state secretariat for an hour and a half on Thursday. Kishor is being credited with much of YSR Congress’s victory with an overwhelming majority and the humiliating defeat of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Kishor’s organisation worked with YSR chief Jaganmohan Reddy for two years, effectively scripting his victory.
Prashant Kishor and Mamata had been in talks for quite some time but now, they have reached an agreement whereby Kishor will be spending his time and energy strategising her poll campaign in the months to come. Around six months back, Prashant Kishor was appointed the JD(U) vice president with great deal of fanfare. Since JD(U) is an ally of the BJP and Nitish Kumar is leading the Bihar government with the support of the saffron party, his move will be in direct conflict with his alliance partner and the coalition NDA, which he is a part of.
Prashant Kishor's election strategies had helped Narendra Modi become the Gujarat CM for the third time. Kishor and his team again worked for Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 following which Nitish Kumar roped him in for the 2015 Assembly polls. Later, Kishor had worked for Rahul Gandhi and Punjab CM Amrinder Singh in 2017. His role in West Bengal elections would be under great scrutiny and it will be a tougher nut to crack for the hugely admired political strategist.