KOLKATA: A voter of St Helen’s School in ‘159’ Bhowanipore assembly constituency whose details surfaced on social media on Saturday night may have political ramifications beyond Bengal. The voter’s name is Prashant Kishor.
According to local sources, Kishor’s Kolkata address is 121 Kalighat Street, not very far from chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s 30B Harish Chatterjee Street home and Abhishek Banerjee’s home on Harish Mukherjee Road. The Kalighat Street address was home to Abhishek till he shifted out to where he stays now. It still has a small hardware store named after Abhishek.
Sources claimed Kishor had applied to be a Bhowanipore voter much before Bengal assembly polls, which concluded in May. “This is not new. He had become a voter in March. He was a Bhowanipore voter when elections were held here on April 27,” said a Trinamool Congress block functionary who is part of the party’s poll team in Bhowanipore. Kishor, however, did not vote.
Based on documents available on social media which haven’t been disputed till now, Kishor became a Bhowanipore voter during electoral roll revisions from January 15 to April 7. Kishor himself did not make any public statement on this.