Janata Dal (United) National vice president Prashant Kishor hit out at Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu in the light of the controversial allegations made by the latter, calling him a 'Bihari dacoit'. Responding to the allegation Chandrababu Naidu's allegations saying that Kishor has removed lakhs of votes in Andhra Pradesh, the poll strategist-turned-politician took to Twitter and slammed the TDP leader.
In his tweet, Kishor asserted that he is not surprised with the baseless utterances of Naidu, adding that an approaching defeat can rattle even the most seasoned politicians. He further went onto suggest the TDP leader to focus on the votes of people rather than showing prejudice and malice against Bihar.
This remark came in the after of Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu's accusation against JD(U) National vice president Prashant Kishor saying that he is behind the removal of votes of the TDP sympathisers.
"K Chandrashekar Rao is doing criminal politics. He is grabbing the MLAs of Congress and TDP. Bihari dacoit Prasant Kishore has removed lakhs of votes in Andhra Pradesh. He is committing cyber crime," Chief Minister Naidu said while addressing an event in Ongole.
Naidu had also alleged Prashant Kishor's role in the IT raids and accused him of giving 'criminal advice' to YSR Congress.
Kishor, who hails from Bihar, had worked with Nitish Kumar during the 2015 Bihar assembly election. He formally joined the JD(U) in 2018.
Meanwhile, the 17th Lok Sabha polls and the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh will take place on April 11 in a single phase. The results of the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls will be announced on May 23.
(With agency inputs)