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Prashant Kishor Forecast: Congress’ “Impending Rout” In Gujarat, Himachal


Prashant Kishor predicted “impending electoral rout” for the Congress in Gujarat, Himachal(FILE)

New Delhi:

Prashant Kishor right this moment provided a brand new forecast for the Congress, the celebration he nearly joined weeks in the past, calling its current “Chintan Shivir” or brainstorming session on a revival plan a “failure”. In doing so, the election strategist predicted an “impending electoral rout” for the Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, which vote later this 12 months.

“I have been repeatedly requested to touch upon the end result of #UdaipurChintanShivir. In my opinion, it failed to attain something significant apart from prolonging the status-quo and giving a while to the #Congress management, not less than until the approaching electoral rout in Gujarat and HP!” – Prashant Kishor wrote in his submit.

The Congress, promising exhausting selections after a sequence of election debacles since 2014, accepted some reforms throughout the three-day technique meet in Rajasthan’s Udaipur however steered away from any dramatic selections or bigger questions like a management overhaul.

Weeks earlier than the meet, the Congress’s talks with Prashant Kishor for a collaboration crashed for the second time in a 12 months.

Throughout these talks, a panel of Congress leaders had mentioned Prashant Kishor’s presentation on a rescue plan for the Congress forward of elections in vital states and the 2024 nationwide polls.

However the strategist pulled away when he was reportedly requested to work for the Congress as a part of an “Empowered Motion Group”; such a bunch, he mentioned, didn’t have any authority below the celebration’s structure and so, would find yourself including one other layer to the Congress’s inside fissures.

Prashant Kishor’s Congress 2.0 plan, which he had offered to the Gandhis final 12 months, advisable Sonia Gandhi as celebration president, with a “Non-Gandhi” Working President or Vice President, and Rahul Gandhi as Parliamentary Board chief.

The proposal for a parliamentary board, a key demand of a insurgent group throughout the Congress, was shot down within the Udaipur session. As a substitute, the celebration determined to have a political affairs committee in each state and the Centre.

The Congress additionally introduced again a “One Household One Ticket” rule. However the rule leaves a loophole for individuals who have been in lively politics for 5 years, which helps the Gandhi household amongst others.



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