Prashant Kishor devises Cong’s strategy for UP polls

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Lucknow | Published: May 6, 2016 3:00:34 AM

Seven teams of poll strategist Prashant Kishor will tour districts falling in 14 divisions of Uttar Pradesh this month to plan out an electoral campaign for Congress for Assembly polls due next year.

Seven teams of poll strategist Prashant Kishor will tour districts falling in 14 divisions of Uttar Pradesh this month to plan out an electoral campaign for Congress for Assembly polls due next year.

Team PK will hold extensive tours of districts falling in 14 divisions from May 8 to 22, a party release said here today.

The team had earlier met UP Congress leaders of different cells and departments and also toured three divisions including Gorakhpur and Allahabad.

The divisions which will be covered by the teams are Devi Patan, Basti, Azamgarh, Faizabad, Mirzapur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur, Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Agra, Moradabad and Bareilly, the release said.

During these tours, the team will stay in each district for two days and will interact with office bearers of the district Congress committees, leaders of frontal organisations, blocks, cells and divisions, it said.

The team will also visit the sitting and former peoples’ representatives.

Meanwhile, a meeting of all block presidents has been called in Lucknow on May 10. On May 11, 12 and 13 meetings of leaders belonging to Varanasi, Allahabad and Gorakhpur respectively have been convened for detailed discussions in which AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, UPCC president Nirmal Khatri and Prashant Kishore will be, the release said.

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