POLITICS

Kishor meets Rahul Gandhi for a long-term poll strategy

By IndianMandarins- 14 Jul 2021
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New Delhi (14.07.2021): Not only different political parties are joining hands to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi after 2024 general elections but political strategies too are being made well in advance with the help of Prashant Kishor. Kishor is meeting different leaders to work out a joint strategy to contain the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election and Assembly elections in five states.

Kishor met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi on July 13. Congress general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal were also present during his meeting with Rahul Gandhi. This meeting took place a few days after the poll strategist held a long discussion with Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

The Congress that is facing an existential crisis is trying to energize its workers to prepare the organization for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in January-February 2022. The fate of the Congress and the United opposition will largely depend on the Assembly elections in five states.

Prashant Kishor succeeded to force towering leaders across parties to bite the dust in election strategy and the recent being West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. With loads of experience in successfully crafting election strategies including Narendra Modi's first prime ministerial campaign in 2014 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, Kishor was instrumental in crafting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's campaign and subsequently helped devise Congress's Captain Amarinder Singh's successful bid in Punjab.

He helped Jagan Mohan Reddy of the YSR Congress to come to power in Andhra Pradesh in 2019 and also advised Arvind Kejriwal during the 2020 Delhi assembly elections. Notably, Pawar and Kishor have met at least thrice in the past two weeks about a national front of opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre ahead of the general elections.

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