Prashant Kishor set to join Congress: Report

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Poll strategist Prashant Kishor's meeting with the Gandhi family on Tuesday sparked a wave of speculations. 

All the three Gandhis who control the Congress party — Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka — were part of the discussions with Kishor at Rahul's residence. 

According to an NDTV report, Prashant Kishor is likely to join the Congress.

(REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)
(REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

Quoting sources, the news channel claims ‘a formal role for the strategist in the party was explored during the meeting’ as it gears up for a string of elections in the next few years. 

The report states that the meeting was not just about the Punjab or Uttar Pradesh polls but ‘something bigger’ — a hint that Kishor might be inducted into the Congress to prepare the party for the 2024 general elections. After helping Mamata Banerjee clinch the Bengal polls earlier this year, he had publicly declared that he was moving on and ‘quitting this space’. “I do not want to continue what I am doing. I have done enough. It is time for me to take a break and do something else in life. I want to quit this space," he had said. 

Meanwhile, India Today reported that Kishor met the Gandhis to lobby for Sharad Pawar to be projected as the next President of India in a bid to corner the BJP. 

Pawar is the supremo of the Nationalist Congress Party, which is part of the ruling alliance in Maharashtra. 

Kishor has met Pawar on multiple occasions since the West Bengal polls result. During one of these meetings at Pawar's New Delhi residence, a host of Opposition leaders were also present.

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