1. Congress breaks ties with poll strategist Prashant Kishor: Report

Congress breaks ties with poll strategist Prashant Kishor: Report

The party was reportedly miffed with the political strategist'sm recent meeting with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 5:06 PM
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In a shocking development, Congress party has reportedly broken-up all the ties with poll strategist Prashant Kishor. The party was reportedly unhappy with the political strategist’s recent meeting with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, India Today Television reported on Monday quoting sources. Besides, Prashant was also trying  to push Priyanka Gandhi for a greater role in Uttar Pradesh polls, to which the party leadership didn’t approve of. An earlier report had said that the party was not in loop about Kishor’s meeting with Mulayam and Amar Singh. Kishor is considered close to party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and is hired for strategy making in the upcoming UP and Punjab Election. Sources say that the party was not in loop about Kishor’s meeting with Mulayam and Amar Singh. “Kishor deviated from party line by meeting SP supremo Mulayam,” they said.

Earlier, The Indian Express, quoting sources had reported fault lines between UP Congress and the poll strategist. As per report, this intra-party tension, some leaders said, is finding an echo in Punjab, too.  A senior leader told The Indian Express that he would not be surprised if Kishor and the Congress part ways. Sources said Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is also not happy with Kishor and has shared his reservations with leaders close to him. A senior Congress leader, on condition of anonymity, told The Indian Express that he would not be surprised if Kishor and the Congress part ways sooner rather than later. Sources said Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is also not happy with Kishor and has shared his reservations with leaders close to him.

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