Chandra babu Naidu offers mega contract poll strategist Prashant Kishor
In an interesting twist to Andhra politics, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has offered a mega contract to poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s I-PAC, less than a month after the political research firm contributed to his humiliating exit from power. According to sources close to the former chief minister, Naidu has offered Indian-Political Action Committee a multi-year contract.
I-PAC’s last client was YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy who rode to power in a landslide victory in the recently held assembly elections, dislodging the Chandrababu Naidu government.
Jagan had hired Kishor in 2017 when his political currency was at its lowest ever amid charges of amassing disproportionate assets. The I-PAC team’s first step in turning the tables was the 3,600-km padyatra Jagan undertook across the state. It is widely believed that the walkathon helped turn the tide in Jagan’s favour, bringing him closer to the voters.