Nitish Kumar rewards Bihar poll hero Prashant Kishor with cabinet minister rank

Kishor, a master strategist, was the brain behind Nitish Kumar's strategy to win back Bihar.

Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 10:35 AM IST
Nitish Kumar rewards Bihar poll hero Prashant Kishor with cabinet minister rank

Patna: When Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad Yadav pulled off a stunning victory in Bihar assembly elections last year, they had to share the credit with 37-year-old Prashant Kishor, the man with the Midas touch.

The Bihar government, Friday, announced that Kishor has been appointed as advisor to CM Nitish Kumar with cabinet minister rank.

Kishor, a master strategist, was the brain behind the strategy to project Narendtra Modi as the face of good governance in the 2012 Gujarat polls and last year's general elections, had switched over to Nitish Kumar's side in the run up to Bihar assembly elections and successfully managed his poll campaign.

Kishor, is a native of Buxar in Bihar. He had quit a UN health expert's job in Africa in 2011 and returned to India to form a group of young professionals.

Kishor had brought together a group of graduates from India's premier institutes and multinational companies under the name 'Citizens for Accountable Governance'. He dissolved CAG a few months after the elections.