Former Janata Dal United (JDU) leader and election strategist Prashant Kishor may likely to join Congress. This claim is being made in many media reports quoting Congress sources. The report quoted sources as saying that Prashant Kishor has discussed this with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra.
News agency ANI quoted Congress sources as saying that during the meeting of Prashant Kishor, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi also remained connected online. KC Venugopal was also present during this. This meeting lasted for about 1 hour. Prashant Kishor had sought an appointment with him.
ANI quoted Congress sources that the Punjab Congress controversy was not discussed with Prashant Kishor. However, Prashant Kishor discussed the prospects of Congress in the upcoming assembly elections. There was also no discussion about the name of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar being promoted as the UPA chairperson.
Congress sources said that there has been no change in the post of Congress leader regarding the Lok Sabha. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will continue to be the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha in this session.
Sources described Tuesday’s meeting as “somewhat bigger” than the upcoming assembly elections in the states and a step in view of the 2024 general elections, NDTV reported. Prashant Kishor can play an important role in formulating the strategy of the Congress party in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
In May, after the West Bengal assembly elections, Prashant Kishor had spoken of putting an end to his work as a strategist. In a conversation with NDTV, he had said, ‘I do not wish to continue with what I am doing now. I have done a lot of work in this area. It’s time for me to take a break and do something else in life, I want to leave this place. On his return to politics, he had said, ‘I am a failed leader. I will go back and see what I have to do.’