Will master poll strategist Prashant Kishor part ways with Congress?
New Delhi, May 17: It looks like all is not well between Congress' leaders and master strategist Prashant Kishore, popularly known as ‘PK'.
Reportedly, Kishore who as a poll manager proved his mettle many times in past, may part ways with Congress soon. As per News 18 report, Congress top leaders are not happy with his style of working.
On the insistence of Rahul Gandhi, Congress recently roped in Kishore as the poll manager of the party to overview and strategise for the party in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Congress took Kishore with the motive to do well in poll-bound Punjab and Uttar Pradesh where party's prospect looked dim in comparison to Opposition.
Prashant Kishore, who earlier proved his midas touch by first securing victory for Modi led BJP during 2014 Lok Sabha election and later guiding Nitish Kumar to gain power in Bihar, is known for his out of box ideas.
With the guidance of Kishore, Congress which recently fared badly in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, wanted to turn the tide in their favour.
But things are not turning out as it was visualized by the Congress VP. Reports say that Congress' top leaders want Kishore to focus only on party strategies.
Leaders don't want him to interfere in organizational works. However, Kishore wants free hand as he got when he worked with Nitish and Modi earlier.
Sources say, PK is facing stiff resistance from State leaders who don't like his style of working. Kishore believes that Congress can only do better in these states if party leaders will follow his guidance.
When asked about the differences, Shakeel Ahmed, Congress Party general secretary was quoted as saying, "There is no communication gap between them.....Kishor will have no role in organisation matters and he will have no role in ticket distribution".