Ending months of speculation, Political Strategist Prashant Kishor signed on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and head of the Trinamool Congress. Mrs Banerjee seems to have finally begun recovering and formulating a forward path after losing ground to the BJP in last month’s national election.

Mr Kishore has been credited with the spectacular victory of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, chief of the YSR Congress. Kishore’s earlier successes include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own 2014 Lok Sabha campaign along with the Bihar Assembly Elections where he partnered rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar of the RJD and JDU respectively. Currently, he is also a Member of the Janata Dal (United).