Mumbai: Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, state CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that Prashant Kishor-led Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) will manage the campaign of the Aam Aadmi Party.
“Happy to share that IndianPAC is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!” the CM tweeted.
Happy to share that @indianpac is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 14, 2019
The advocacy group, meanwhile, replied to the tweet and said: “After Punjab results, we acknowledged you as the toughest opponent that we have ever faced. Happy to join forces now with Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party.”
— I-PAC (@IndianPAC) December 14, 2019
Notably, Arvind Kejriwal had led AAP to a historic victory by bagging 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly during 2015 elections.
I-PAC, the political consultancy firm, is currently working with Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress for the 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections.
Prashant Kishor has earlier successfully managed the election campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in 2015, and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in 2017. The political strategist is known for planning Narendra Modi’s famous ‘chai pe charcha’ campaign.
Kishor is currently vice president of the Janata Dal-United, which is led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. JD(U) is a key ally of the BJP at Centre and in Bihar.