After high-rated drama late on Monday in which poll strategist-turned-Janata Dal-Secular leader Prashant Kishor was attacked by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), it’s official. It is BJP versus Nitish Kumar’s top aide in the Patna University students’ body elections.
The ABVP is a student group linked to the BJP.
Prashant Kishor was aimed when he went to the Patna University to meet the Vice Chancellor. As news and images of his meeting were leaked, a horde of students captured Vice Chancellor Rash Bihari Prasad Singh’s home. When Prashant Kishor emerged after the meeting, his car was thrown stones, which resulted in his angry tweet.
He tweeted in another tweet: “ABVP you required to do better than let few hooligans and antisocial elements become your face in Bihar. The possibility of losing the Patna University Students’ Union election will not get over by attacking my car.”
The BJP, which is in alliance with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United in Bihar, currently accused Prashant Kishor of trying to influence the university polls to be held tomorrow. Mr. Kishor has disapproved that his visit was anything but informal and personal.
“It was his personal visit. Some students had some misunderstanding about his visit. When he was going from the University, then a student attacked with stone at the car. We have detained the student and will question him if he is from the university or from somewhere else,” a police official told ANI.