Congress committee submits report on Prashant Kishor’s proposal to join the party, meeting in progress: report
New Delhi: The Congressional committee formed to make a decision on polls strategist Prashant Kishor’s proposal to join the big old party has submitted its report to party chair Sonia Gandhi. The committee members are currently holding a meeting at Janpath 10 in Delhi with the party leader, an ANI report citing sources mentioned.
The eight-leader panel formed by the Congress Speaker included KC Venugopal, Digvijaya Singh, Ambika Soni, Randeep Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made the report after extensively discussing Kishor’s strategic plan and deliberating with several senior leaders while giving their suggestions. to Gandhi and move him forward in order to revive the great old party.
The leaders are currently holding a meeting at Sonia Gandhi’s residence and are awaiting a final call from the leader.
It comes amid reports that the election strategist held talks with the ruling TRS Chairman and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for two days. However, KT Rama Rao confirmed on Sunday that Prashant Kishor’s Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) was officially working for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and not the initiator of the poll.
Congress leaders favor Kishor’s entry
On Kishor’s entry into the Congress fold, although some senior leaders had reservations given his involvement in a number of political parties including the BJP, JDU, TMC and Congress in the past , a majority of them favored it but left it to the President of Congress to make a final call.
Some senior leaders like Digivijaya Singh said that Kishor presented a concrete strategic plan and the committee discussed it further and said it will help the party.
Singh along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ambika Soni, KC Venugopal, Mukul Wasnik, Jairam Ramesh, P Chidambaram and Randeep Surjewala are part of the panel formed by Sonia Gandhi, which sat for several hours and held many rounds of deliberations during this week . They also met with many senior congressional leaders and Kishor during these deliberations.
Kishor previously met with some G-23 leaders in Congress, while he also met with opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, suggesting that to oust Narendra Modi, the opposition should contest the polls in a united manner, according to a PTI report.
He had claimed that for this the Congress had to be strengthened by handing over the party to a non-Gandhi, they said.
Kishor in his strategic plan for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and other state elections in several states suggested a number of measures including the poll strategic plan, structural and organizational changes in the party and alliances with other parties.
An 85-page PowerPoint presentation by Kishor was also making the rounds on social media in which he recommended a non-Gandhi leadership for the Congress party that would have a high impact in the election, however, he commented on the presentation after it became viral. social media saying it was “old and wrong”.
He also suggested in this presentation the reincarnation of Congress, preserving its soul and creating a new body, as the need of the hour. Kishor also noted that without a strong Congress there can be no functioning UPA and therefore the leadership should focus on rebuilding the party.
He further suggested in this “former presentation, that Congress should leverage the role and capacity of the post of UPA President to shore up its support for former Congress leaders who have a substantial electoral base and presence of base in key regions while continuing with the presidency of the AICC to keep the Congress together, but have a non-Gandhi as chairman or vice-chairman of the party to work effectively on the ground.