Election strategist Prashant Kishor joined the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday ahead of the party’s state executive meeting in Patna.
According to media reports, he was welcomed to the party in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Earlier in the day, Kishor took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said he was excited to start his new journey.
“Excited to start my new journey from Bihar!” Kishor tweeted.
Kishor had previously worked as election strategist for JD (U) during the 2015 Bihar polls after parting ways with the BJP.
Last week, Prashant Kishor had hinted towards a career shift at an interaction with students of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad asserting that he was “done with campaigning for individuals and he was ready for “electoral politics.”
He had said he would not campaign for anyone in the 2019 elections as he wanted to go back to the grassroots.
“In 2019, you would not see Prashant Kishore campaigning for anyone in the manner and form in which I have been campaigning in last 4-5 years,” Kishor had said.
He had also said his Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) would continue as an organisation which, he said, had become about 20 times bigger than what it was in 2015.
Prashant, who formulated election strategy for Prime Minister Modi in the 2014 elections, said he never met Modi after he left the Prime Minister’s Office in March 2015, until last year when the Prime Minister called him when his mother was on death bed.
Since then he had been meeting with and talking to Modi, but ruled out working with him again.