Buzz About Prashant Kishor Joining Congress

Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday, April 16, gave a detailed presentation to the Congress High Command highlighting its weaknesses and what needs to be done for improvement ahead of the 2024 parliamentary polls. He advised Congress to concentrate on 370 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections out of 543 seats. For the remaining seats, it should have electoral alliances. KC Venugopal, AICC General Secretary, has confirmed that Kishor met Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and other leaders at her 10 Jan path residence. Kishor recently resumed negotiations with the Gandhis to help India’s oldest political party overcome its pathetic condition. The two sides had earlier several rounds of talks on teaming up. The Congress leadership and Prashant Kishor discussed a blueprint for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. India Today quoting a highly placed source said “Prashant Kishor may join Congress. He will not be used as a consultant, rather he has been asked to join the party and work as a leader. He gave a detailed presentation about the roadmap and organizational changes needed in the run up to the 2024 Lok Sabha poll.” Prashant Kishore suggested focusing more on those states where the Congress is already strong. “Prashant said that organizational structure, especially the communication department, needs complete overhaul.  Rahul Gandhi said at the meeting a small group of leaders would further discuss the presentation. The plan presented by PK will be looked after by a group set up by Cong chief  & the group will submit report within a week time to party chief for a final decision,  Venugopal said. Popularly called PK, he was born in a middle class family 44 years ago in Buxar. He came into limelight after working for Narendra Modi during 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Ambitious and bubbling with innovative ideas, he was the brain behind Modi’s marketing and publicity campaign. He was the poll strategist for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the last state assembly elections. Edited by PK Chakravarty. Picture courtesy: HT

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