Political experts believe that the media focus revolving around AJSU for the last fortnight in the peak of election season may prove to be a game-changer in these Assembly polls.
BJP vice-preseident Om Prakash Mathur, who is the party’s election in-charge for Jharkhand, however, is slated to go to Ranchi to bring the belligerent ally on board.
AJSU chief Sudesh Mahto, welcoming Kishore at the party office, said the party was not ready to go on the backfoot.
Within five months of the landslide in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is faced with assertive allies seeking to dictate terms.
Former Congress president and Lohardagga sitting legislator Sukhdeo Bhagat joined the BJP just before the poll announcement.
Radha Krishna Kishore joined the AJSU after being denied a ticket by the BJP. He was legislator from the Chattarpur Assembly seat.
BJP chief and Union Minister Amit Shah, along with the state core group, is learnt to have dwelt on party nominees in the elections late on Thursday night.
BJP chief Amit Shah is also likely to meet the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) over seat adjustment. The BJP may allocate a maximum of two Assembly seats for Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP).