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No quick solution to party’s deep-rooted problems: Prashant Kishor’s message to Congress

By PTI

NEW DELHI: In a message to the Congress, election strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday said that those looking for a quick revival of the old party-led opposition after the Lakhimpur Kheri incident have been disappointed as there is no quick solution. The “deep roots” of the party.

Kishor’s tweet comes in the backdrop of speculations that he was in talks with the Gandhi family and was ready to join the Congress.

“Those looking for a quick, smooth revival of the GOP-led opposition based on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident are setting themselves up for a major disappointment,” Kishor said on his Twitter handle.

“Unfortunately there is no quick solution to the GOP’s deep-rooted and structural weakness,” he said.

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily had last month strongly supported Kishor’s induction into the Congress and said those opposing his entry into the party were “anti-reform”.

While there is speculation both within and outside the Congress over the possibility of Kishor joining the party, there is no official word indicating his entry.

Kishor’s tweet is being seen by many as a sign that things are not going well between him and the party leadership.

Four farmers were crushed by an SUV in Lakhimpur Kheri when a group agitating against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws protested against the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Angry protesters allegedly thrashed two BJP workers and a driver, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.

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