When election strategist Prashant Kishor reached Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi on Tuesday, there was a stir in the politics of the country. Priyanka Gandhi and Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat were present in the meeting. Regarding this meeting, it was said that the matter is related to the ongoing quarrel between Navjot Singh Sidhu and CM Captain Amarinder in Punjab. But now it is coming out that Prashant Kishor i.e. PK can join the Congress. Congress’s planning is that PK should play an important role for it at the national level.
Not only Rahul-Priyanka, Sonia was also present in the meeting with PK
In a report quoting sources, news portal NDTV has said that PK will join the Congress soon. According to the source, not only Rahul and Priyanka, but Sonia Gandhi was also present in the meeting. This meeting was not about the fight in Punjab or the elections to be held next year in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, but about the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The source said that the Congress has made some big plans in this meeting. The party wants a bigger role of Prashant Kishor in the Lok Sabha elections so that he can prepare the Congress for a decisive battle.
PK said – what I am doing, now he does not want to do
Regarding this meeting, Prashant Kishor said that he does not want to do what he is doing now. They want to leave this place. He said that he wants to take a break in his life and do something different.
Then the ‘boy of UP’ has PK, what is the game plan?
- Prashant Kishor was the political strategist when the Congress decided to contest elections with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 assembly elections. It was he who gave the slogan- ‘UP ke boys’ and “UP ko ye saath pasand hai”. However, this alliance could not win the election. Later it came out that Prashant wanted Priyanka to be the face in these elections and it did not happen.
- Prashant Kishor planned for Trinamool’s victory in West Bengal in 2021. He claimed that if the BJP crosses the 100 mark, then he will give up the work of making an election strategy. The BJP remained within 100 and Prashant’s claim remained intact.
- Now Prashant Kishor is the Chief Advisor to Amarinder and that too on a salary of just Re. There are also Punjab elections next year. In such a situation, his presence in Punjab is a matter of great relief for the Congress, but just before the elections, Sidhu and Amarinder’s confrontation can create trouble. In such a situation it needs to be resolved immediately and for this no one is better than Prashant Kishor.
- Priyanka Gandhi has also become active regarding the UP elections. He has held an important meeting with the Congress leaders of UP on Monday itself. Meanwhile, the meeting with the Gandhi family has once again intensified speculation that Prashant Kishor’s role in the UP elections may be big and it is also possible that the Congress is preparing its game plan keeping this in mind.
PK had said – I have no role in building the opposition front
- In June, the political atmosphere of the country heated up very fast when Prashant Kishor came to meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar twice on June 11 and 21. Then speculations started that Mamta Banerjee was going to play a big game with Pawar. She wants to create a bigger front parallel to the UPA.
- However, then Prashant Kishor and Sharad Pawar themselves had shrugged off these speculations. Both said that the Third Front does not exist without the Congress party. This was followed by a meeting of the Rashtra Manch on June 22, which was led by Yashwant Sinha, the Vice President of Trinamool.
- Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah of National Conference, Sanjay Singh of Aam Aadmi Party, D Raja of CPI, writer Javed Akhtar also attended the meeting of the National Forum. Bahujan Samaj Party, Shiv Sena and Congress did not attend the meeting.
- After the meeting, on the question of third front, Prashant Kishor had clearly said that no such third or fourth front can give competition to Modi. He had then said that he had no role in building the opposition front for the 2024 elections.