Prashant Kishore. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Feb 18 : The Janata Dal-United, which Prashant Kishor was a part of, hit back at the pollster after he launched a scathing attack on party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

"Prashant Kishor is not a political personality. His views are not that significant," said senior JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi. Former JD-U spokesperson Ajay Alok too hit out at Kishor for targeting the Bihar Chief Minister while calling him a "father figure".

Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Kishor on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Nitish Kumar saying the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his killer, Nathuram Godse, cannot go hand-in-hand.

Attacking the JD-U chief, Kishor said: "Nitishji does not need to stay in the NDA coalition." He said there have been many discussions between him and Nitish Kumar about the party's ideology. "Nitishji always told us that the party can never leave the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. But now the party is with those who are soft on Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse. For me Gandhiji and Godse cannot go hand-in-hand," he said.

Kishor, along with senior JD-U leader Pavan Varma were expelled on January 29 for questioning the party's stand over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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