poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who was said to be in talks with the Congress to join the party, on Friday took a jibe at the party’s leadership by surprise. He said that those who are expecting revival of Congress on the basis of this Lakhimpur Kheri’s intervention is setting itself up for a major disappointment.
His remarks came at a time when Aggressive political stand of Gandhi brothers and sisters on the shocking Lakhimpur Kheri incident Excited a section of the party’s leadership, who believed that the Gandhi family was finally getting together. These leaders believe that the party needs to show aggression, especially since organizations like the Trinamool Congress are working overtime to showcase their national ambitions.
The aggression of the Gandhi siblings was also seen in the context of recent criticisms of the leadership taken by some of the G-23 leaders. The Gandhi family led from the front, rallied their leaders, including chief ministers, and sources said they were working on a plan to keep the Lakhimpur Kheri issue politically alive.
Interestingly, Kishor was in talks with the Gandhi family to formally enter the Congress. Gandhians also agreed. Sources close to Rahul had in fact said that he had advised him to join the party rather than expecting him to play a role in the party’s election and campaign management.
In fact, the Congress leadership had discussed “Action Plan” proposed by Kishor To revive and rejuvenate the party and prepare it for the fight for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Naveen Bharat It was reported in July that members of the Congress Working Committee were meeting in groups to discuss a “reform and revival” agenda for the party.
Party sources had then said that the blueprint which is under discussion was presented by Kishor. During his meeting with the Gandhi family in July. While he met Rahul Gandhi Priyanka Gandhi He had at least one meeting with the Congress President on July 13. Sonia Gandhi East.
Against this background, Kishor’s remarks came as a surprise to many in the party as he apparently took a dig at the Gandhi siblings. “People seeking a quick, smooth revival of the GOP-led opposition based on the #LakhimpurKheeri incident are setting themselves up for a major disappointment. Unfortunately, there is no quick solution to the GOP’s deep-rooted and structural weakness,” he tweeted.
Public comments indicate that talks between Kishor and Gandhi for a formal entry into the Congress may not be progressing the way Kishor wanted. “On some level, his comment also shows disappointment. And perhaps it is also desperation,” said a senior leader when asked how the remarks were seen.
His emphasis on “deep-rooted and structural weakness” is interesting because he was asked to advise the Gandhi family on how to address these same issues. Perhaps things are not progressing the way they had imagined. said.
Another leader, who has always been critical of Kishor, claimed that he was batting for the Trinamool Congress.
“He works at different levels. Our leaders are probably nave when they associate with him. The Gandhi family has left no stone unturned to make the Lakhimpur incident a powerful weapon against them. BJP. And he’s trying to defuse it. So who is he batting for,” the leader said.
A leader, known to be close to Rahul, highlighted his remarks and argued that “his every word should not be analyzed and dissected”.