August 11, 2022

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prashant kishor: Prashant Kishor declines provide to hitch Congress; says it wants management, collective will

Election strategist Prashant Kishor bowed out of his bid for the Congress after the social gathering’s management made it clear that he was welcome however on a situation that he’ll play by the Congress rulebook and inside its management framework. The social gathering signed off with a “thanks” after saying that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had made a proposal however Kishor was unable to simply accept it.

“Following a presentation and discussions with Prashant Kishor, Congress president has constituted a(n) Empowered Motion Group 2024 and invited him to hitch the social gathering as a part of the group with outlined duty. He declined. We recognize his efforts and options given to social gathering,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala introduced on Twitter.

Quickly after, Kishor tweeted, “I declined the beneficiant provide of #Congress to hitch the social gathering as a part of the EAG & take duty for the elections. In my humble opinion, greater than me the social gathering wants management and collective will to repair the deep rooted structural issues by way of transformational reforms.”

A senior Congress chief stated, “The Congress has neatly thwarted an infiltration bid.” That is the second time, after an earlier try final 12 months, Kishor tried to hitch the Congress along with his set of concepts to remake the social gathering’s electoral and organisational thrust.

His proposals, the Congress facet stated, included a singular social gathering place for himself, reporting solely to the Congress president, a want for sweeping powers to make main purposeful modifications within the organisation together with within the management construction of the social gathering , main say in issues of social gathering candidates’ choice, election methods and alliance making, apart from positioning his parallel public relations groups to fan the Congress blitzkrieg and messaging.

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“By the top of the talks, most of us (Congress leaders) had been sceptical of his phrases and circumstances.By the best way, did Narendra Modi hand over the BJP to Kishor when he signed as much as assist the Modi marketing campaign in opposition to the Congress in 2014 Lok Sabha polls?” requested a senior Congress chief, who didn’t want to be recognized.

With Priyanka Vadra overtly pushing for Kishor and with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi too instantly participating him, a celebration functionary stated, “Kishor appeared set to hit the objective this time earlier than our seasoned gamers shifted the objective publish”.

Whereas quite a lot of senior leaders within the Sonia Gandhi-appointed panel to look at Kishor’s proposal made amply clear their scepticism and suspicion in the course of the inner deliberations, essentially the most relieved lot seemed to be some members of Rahul Gandhi’s group who appeared traumatised by the prospect of Kishor rising as their new chief, simply as what occurred to Crew Rahul of Punjab and UP when the Gandhi household foisted on them Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sandeep Singh-Lallu duo respectively. Kishor’s freelancing preparations with another political events, together with TRS, got here in helpful for them to constantly whisper about “suspicious link-ups”.

Hours earlier than Kishor’s try to hitch the social gathering was formally aborted, got here a jibe on Twitter from Subhash Garg, a Rajasthan minister recognized to be a near chief minister Ashok Gehlot, “Solely the management and staff could make an organisation robust and highly effective and never any advisor or service supplier. The management wants a Chanakya not a dealer,” Garg tweeted, with out naming anybody.

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