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Prashant Kishor may join Congress, Rahul Gandhi sought the opinion of party leaders

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Does Congress want to include election strategist Prashant Kishor in its party? And is Prashant Kishor himself in the mood to start his new political innings with India’s oldest party? After meetings with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and an important meeting, the market of speculation is hot in the political corridors about Prashant Kishor joining the Congress. It is also being told that Rahul Gandhi has held a meeting and sought the opinion of the party leaders to include Prashant Kishor in the Congress.

Rahul has a meeting with Congress leaders

Its whispers have intensified in the Congress circles, but neither the party nor Prashant Kishor is saying anything on record. Three people associated with the matter, on condition of anonymity, said the issue was discussed at a meeting chaired by Rahul Gandhi on July 22 and included AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal, Kamal Nath and Ambika Soni. About half a dozen prominent leaders of the party had participated.

Prashant Kishor may join Congress

Our affiliate website Hindustan Times has learned that Prashant Kishor may join Congress as General Secretary (Campaign Management) if both the parties agree. Hindustan Times reported on July 15 that Prashant Kishor had presented a blueprint for the revival of the Congress to the Gandhi family. One of the people familiar with the matter said that the July 22 meeting was to find out what senior Congress leaders think and feel about Prashant Kishor’s suggestions, just before the start of the corona pandemic last year. Party President Sonia Gandhi. At the same time, another leader said that Rahul Gandhi is going to take a final decision on this in the next few days, however, before that he wants to consult the party leaders.

Congress hopes from PK statement

Another person familiar with the matter said there is a willingness in the Congress to adopt the strategies suggested by Prashant Kishor and a consensus has also developed during the consultations. He further said, ‘We are optimistic about it, because Prashant Kishor has said that it is not possible to defeat BJP without Congress. Secondly, PK himself has contacted us. Let us tell you that his reference is to Prashant Kishor’s remarks last month regarding a third front to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party, in which Kishor had said that he does not think that any third or fourth front can defeat Narendra Modi without involving the Congress. Is.

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Even senior leaders do not mind

A third person from Hindustan Times said that the people present in the meeting were asked how they felt about Prashant Kishor joining the Congress, most people agreed and said that it is not a bad idea. As of now, there is no official comment from the Congress on this meeting. When Hindustan Times contacted Congress leader AK Antony, he declined to speak about the meeting even though other leaders were not available. At the same time, KC Venugopal said that it was an informal meeting, where we have started discussion about the assembly elections scheduled for 2022.

PK has given many important suggestions to Congress

At the same time, Prashant Kishor said that he has no information about the Congress meeting. On July 15, HT had reported on Kishor’s meeting with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi and their possible role in shaping the national party. One of the proposals made by Prashant Kishor is that Rahul Gandhi should head the new Congress Parliamentary Board. The G-23 group had also demanded a similar board, which would consider the party’s stand on key issues. Apart from suggestions for changes in the party, Prashant Kishor’s plans are believed to include details of a possible united front against the BJP, starting with accepting a common opposition candidate in the 2022 presidential elections. (The name of NCP leader Sharad Pawar was mentioned in it). Please tell that Prashant Kishor has met him thrice last month.

Prashant has played a political innings in JDU

Political expert Sandeep Shastri says that with Prashant Kishor joining the Congress, the party will get an important strategist. Please tell that Kishor had earlier joined JDU and his journey was very difficult. But the important thing here is how he can reshape the Congress and how will the Congress leaders and workers accept him. Let us inform that in September 2018, Prashant Kishor had joined Nitish Kumar’s party Janata Dal United. However, he had worked as the party vice-president in the 2015 Bihar elections before breaking ties with JD(U) in February 2020 and chalking out an election strategy.

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