Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who was stated to be in talks with the Congress to hitch the social gathering, sprang a shock as he took potshots on the social gathering’s management – learn the Gandhis — on Friday. He stated that these hoping for a revival of the Congress based mostly on its Lakhimpur Kheri intervention are setting themselves up for a giant disappointment.
His remarks come at a time when the aggressive political posturing by the Gandhi siblings on the surprising Lakhimpur Kheri incident had enthused a piece of the social gathering’s management who believed that the Gandhis are lastly getting their act collectively. The social gathering, these leaders imagine, wanted to indicate aggression, particularly since outfits just like the Trinamool Congress are working time beyond regulation to undertaking their nationwide ambitions.
The aggression by the Gandhi siblings was additionally seen within the context of current potshots on the management taken by a number of the G-23 leaders. The Gandhis led from the entrance, rallied its leaders, together with chief ministers, and sources stated they’re engaged on a plan to maintain the Lakhimpur Kheri subject politically alive.
Kishore, curiously, had been in talks with the Gandhis for making a proper entry into the Congress. The Gandhis have been agreeable too. Sources near Rahul, in reality, had stated he had suggested him to hitch the social gathering as a substitute of hoping to play a job in election and marketing campaign administration of the social gathering.
In reality, the Congress management had mentioned a “plan of action” proposed by Kishor to revive and rejuvenate the social gathering and make it battle-ready for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The Indian Express had in July reported that members of the Congress Working Committee are assembly in teams to debate what is claimed to be a “reform and revival” agenda for the social gathering.
Sources within the social gathering had then stated that the blueprint which is in dialogue was submitted by Kishor throughout his assembly with the Gandhis in July. While he had a gathering with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on July 13, he had at the very least one assembly with Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier.
Against this backdrop, Kishor’s remarks have come as a shock to many within the social gathering as he has clearly taken potshots on the Gandhi siblings. “People looking for a quick, spontaneous revival of GOP-led opposition based on #LakhimpurKheri incident is setting themselves up for a big disappointment. Unfortunately, there are no quick-fix solutions to the deep-rooted problems and structural weakness of GOP,” he tweeted.
The public feedback sign that talks between Kishor and the Gandhis for the latter’s formal entry into the Congress is maybe not progressing the best way Kishor needed. “At some level, his remarks show frustration too. And perhaps this is desperation too,” a senior chief stated when requested how noticed the remarks.
“His stress on ‘deep-rooted problems and structural weakness’ is interesting as he was said to be advising the Gandhis on addressing these very same issues. Perhaps things are not moving the way he had envisaged,” he stated.
Another chief, who has at all times been essential of Kishor, claimed he’s batting for the Trinamool Congress.
“He operates at different levels. Our leaders are perhaps naïve when they engage with him. The Gandhis have left no stone unturned to build the Lakhimpur incident into a potent weapon against the BJP. And he is trying to defuse it. So who is he batting for,” the chief stated.
A pacesetter, who is taken into account near Rahul, made mild of his remarks arguing “every word of his should not be analysed and dissected”.”