Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has a personal relationship with Prashant Kishor. This has been acknowledged by the CM himself. "Our relationship with Prashant Kishor has been personal. There are still relationships today, but there is no discussion about Prashant Kishor's political decisions. Where Prashant Kishor is going, it is his choice.''
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar categorically said, "Whatever relationship he has had with Prashant Kishor, he does not hesitate to accept it. When our health had deteriorated in the past and we were in Delhi, Prashant Kishor had met him. We have a personal relationship with Prashant Kishor, but that doesn't mean I should interfere in his political decisions. He once worked with the BJP, but today everyone knows where he is.''
When asked about the BJP's defeat in the Bochhan by-poll, the chief minister said, "The results of the by-election do not mean much. The defeat in the by-election is not very special. Earlier, by-elections were held in two assembly seats, in which the NDA had won. There is a difference between general elections and by-elections. In Bochhan, all the NDA constituent parties and leaders had campaigned for the BJP candidate, but if it is defeated in the election, the BJP is looking at it from its level.''