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Lowdown On Prashant Kishor’s Talks With Gandhis On 2024 Plan: 10 Factors

Prashant Kishor becoming a member of the Congress continues to be a distant risk, sources say. (File photograph)

Ballot Strategist Prashant Kishor’s resumed negotiations with the Gandhis for a job in resurrecting the Congress forward of huge elections forward, together with 2024, could take form inside the subsequent 4 weeks, say sources near the talks.

Listed below are 10 factors on the place issues stand:

  1. Prashant Kishor reportedly reached out to Rahul Gandhi. However sources near the strategist counter the Congress’s model that his supply is concentrated on the Gujarat election later this yr. The Congress management and Prashant Kishor or “PK” are primarily discussing a blueprint for the 2024 nationwide election, they are saying. 

  2. Elections in Gujarat or every other state will fall consistent with PK’s project and duty as soon as the 2 sides arrive at an settlement for 2024, the sources say. Congress sources, nevertheless, insist that Mr Kishor’s newest pitch is a one-time supply to work solely on the Gujarat elections with “no strings connected”.

  3. A key hold-up on this back-and-forth, reportedly, is PK’s want for a Massive Bang strategy versus the Gandhis’ want to usher in incremental modifications, with out antagonising get together leaders an excessive amount of by giving the ace strategist solo cost of revamping the Congress. The Gandhis are on tough floor after latest election defeats, with a piece of the get together rooting for a management change.

  4. PK becoming a member of the Congress – as a substitute of taking over an advisory position – continues to be a distant risk, sources say. Nonetheless, it can’t be dominated out, given his Could 2 deadline of saying his future position, nevertheless it all hinges on everybody involved agreeing on Mission 2024.

  5. Talks between Mr Kishor and the Gandhis collapsed final yr, weeks after Mamata Banerjee‘s Bengal victory – through which the strategist performed an enormous position. The Congress later signed up with a former affiliate of Mr Kishor to deal with its election campaigns. 

  6. Regardless of Mr Kishor’s sharp, public digs on the Congress, particularly Rahul Gandhi, within the months after the breakdown, each side have confirmed willingness for one more shot at an understanding after the get together’s newest election defeats. The communication “by no means stopped”, sources say.

  7. There’s a very actual risk, nevertheless, that Spherical 2 can also grow to be a dud as neither facet has modified their stance. Not like final yr, when the Gandhis and PK reportedly agreed to revisit the plan after the February-March state elections, this time, each side need to make up their thoughts within the subsequent 4 weeks (earlier than PK’s Could announcement).

  8. The strategist is reportedly not prepared to commit and not using a stable plan, regardless of the Trinamool’s Goa fiasco (Prashant Kishor was on the forefront of the get together’s technique in its Goa election debut) and a strained relationship with Mamata Banerjee. Even in Goa, he argues, the Trinamool chief had made a public attraction to the Congress for an alliance to stop a break up within the anti-BJP votes. 

  9. The Congress management reportedly sought the opinion of get together leaders from Gujarat, at a latest assembly, on roping in PK. Although a majority endorsed signing him up, he’s merely not able to restrict his position to at least one state, sources say. 

  10. With each side holding agency onto their views on the character of their collaboration, the negotiations are at a fragile level the place they will go both manner, say sources.



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