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NCP chief Sharad Pawar will host a maiden meeting of 15 opposition parties under the banner of Rashtra Manch his residence at 4 pm on Tuesday.

The update about the meeting has come up after Pawar met political strategist Prashant Kishor today. It was their second meeting.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Sharad Pawar in Delhi today. This is the second meet of the duo and it has once again sparked speculation of the possible nationwide alliance.

Pawar had met Kishor on June 12. after the meeting, NCP spokesperson and minister Nawab Malik had said, "The meeting lasted for nearly three hours. There was no discussion on appointing him as a strategist of NCP. He is a strategist. He analyzes things in a different way. He shared his experience with Pawar Sahab. He must have shared the information of current political dynamics in the country. Pawar Sahab wants to unite Opposition parties. Efforts will be made towards forming a strong political front against BJP in the coming days."

Prashant Kishor once again proved his mettle in the recently concluded assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

TMC secured 213 seats in the recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections while Bharatiya Janata Party won 77 seats.

It is worth mentioning that Kishor had said on many platforms that he would quit the space if BJP won more than 100 seats in the West Bengal assembly polls. Interestingly, the results were as per his predictions.

In Tamil Nadu, Kishor helped DMK chief MK Stalin dislodge the AIADMK government.

As a political strategist, Kishor has worked with many parties in elections. Notably, he played an instrumental role in strategizing BJP's campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that made Narendra Modi the Prime minister of the country.

He helped Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar win the Assembly polls in 2015. Following this, Kumar appointed Kishor as the vice president of JD-U. However, Kishor was expelled from JD-U in January 2020 over his disagreement with the party on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Kishor has been appointed as the Principal Advisor by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls in the state.

(With inputs from agencies)

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