Followed by his ugly war of words with one of the senior leaders of the party, Janata Dal-United(JNU) on Wednesday expelled political strategist and party’s national president Prashant Kishor. Stating that the leader used the post for his own selfish purposes, JNU’s official statement read that Prashant used objectionable words against the party chief. Party General Secretary Pavan Varma was also expelled upon the same reason of anti-party activities. “The behaviour of Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma shows that the two have no respect for the party’s rules, thus they are being relieved of their roles and primary membership of the party,” read the statement.
It all started with Prashant Kishor publicly objecting JDU’s support to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and National Population Register (NPR). The issue has taken a turn with Nitish Kumar’s critical remarks that he had inducted Prashant in the party at the prodding of Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah which further lead to a war of words. After the expulsion, Prashant Kishor took a jibe at Nitish Kumar and wished him luck in retaining the CM post in Bihar.
Thank you @NitishKumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you.??
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) January 29, 2020