Poll strategist Prashant Kishor in talks with Congress again, meets Rahul, Priyanka
New Delhi, Mar 26: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor is reportedly in talks with Congress again.
If we go by the latest speculations, he is in talks with the grand old party and had a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday.
The meeting happened a day after Gandhis met another poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu, Kishor's former colleague, sources informed Hindustan Times.
Kanugolu is expected to work with Congress on forthcoming Karnataka elections and has informed the party leaders that he has no issues if Kishor is handed over the responsibility of campaigns of Gujarat and assigned Himachal Pradesh's elections to his former colleague.
However, the decision has not been made yet. "We have not heard anything about Prashant Kishor,'' the daily quotes Congress' working president in Gujarat, Hardik Patel as saying.
Kishor had a series of meetings with the Congress high command, last year. It was reported that the poll strategist would work with Congress in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Unfortunately, the talks did not progress and he could not join hands with the grand old party.
Talking about the earlier meeting with Congress, Prashant Kishor, who head Narendra Modi's poll campaign in 2014, recently said that out of 21 issues they could not agree on three to four issues. Hence, the talks failed to progress, last year.
Nonetheless, Kishor, though admitted that the BJP remains a dominant force in Indian politics for at least next one decade, predicted that the saffron party can be defeated. He added, "Even if we go by the UP example, you look at 2012 and what happened, SP swept UP and BJP was the number four party. What happened in 2014?"