Is Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor Leaving the Congress?

Prashant Kishor engineered Nitish Kumar’s win in Bihar in 2015 and Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign in 2014.

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Strategist Prashant Kishor was helping Congress with the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor and the Congress may decide to part ways.

According to a report in NDTV, a section within the Congress feels that Kishor is overstepping his brief.

Kishor’s plan of having a new team to lead the Congress into the 2017 assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, has not gone down well with many party members, specifically Congress member and former Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh.

Singh is opposed to reinstating expelled senior leaders Bir Devinder and Jagmeet Brar. Reports suggest that Kishor wants a free hand in deciding what’s going to hurt Congress prospects and what will boost them.

Sources say Mr Kishor wants a team that includes party stalwarts like Kamal Nath, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sheila Dikshit. This new team, sources say, may be announced by the end of the month, but if it isn’t, it will cause a further strain in ties between Mr Kishor and the party.
Excerpt from NDTV  Report

However, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have extended full support to him. Prashant Kishor is seen to be the man responsible for Nitish Kumar’s win in Bihar in 2015. He also engineered Narendra Modi’s campaign during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Read the full story on NDTV.

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