Don't believe third front can successfully challenge BJP: Prashant Kishor ahead of Sharad Pawar's meet
New Delhi/IBNS: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has ruled out any association with an opposition front saying the third front "would not succeed in challenging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)".
"I don't believe in a third or fourth front... don't believe third or fourth front can successfully challenge BJP," Kishor told NDTV channel.
This comes after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of all opposition parties on Tuesday to explore options of a united fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 national election as well as the Assembly poll due to be held in Uttar Pradesh next year.
Invitations have gone to several parties on behalf of Sharad Pawar and former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who has joined Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress party ahead of the Bengal election.
Interestingly, the meet comes after a luncheon date between Sharad Pawar and political strategist Prashant Kishor, who recently left his organisation Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC).
Speculations were rife that Prashant Kishor might play a key role in uniting his opposition parties as details of the meeting surfaced after Sharad Pawar's discussions with the former in Delhi on Monday.
The two met for the second time in two weeks amid speculation over a strategy for "Mission 2024" to fight unitedly the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the next general election.
The duo last met on June 11 at Sharad Pawar's Mumbai home for three hours.
Prashant Kishor and I-PAC led Mamata Banerjee to sweep the April-May Assembly polls and return as Chief Minister of Bengal for a third straight term.