Congress is once again increasing its closeness with Prashant Kishor. On Tuesday, former party president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Vadra Gandhi met Prashant Kishor. However, Prashant Kishor has already made it clear that he has left the job of campaign strategist. In such a situation, the big question is why did Rahul and Priyanka meet Prashant Kishor?
It is noteworthy that in 2017 the Congress had decided to hoist the flag in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in consultation with Prashant Kishor. On the advice of PK, an alliance was also made with the Samajwadi Party, but the entire political operation was a flop.
Congress needs oxygen, Prashant Kishor’s banner
A former general secretary of the Congress party says that when someone is thirsty, he searches for a well. The source says that they don’t know what happened between Gandhi and Kishor. This will be able to tell it there, but at this time both need each other. The former general secretary says that there is a lot of resentment in the country against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the state governments of BJP.
This resentment cannot be redeemed without making a political alternative. It is estimated that Rahul Gandhi has sat down with Prashant Kishor to discuss a similar issue. Prashant Kishor also wants to join politics. He has had a few rounds of discussions with Sharad Pawar in the past. Prashant Kishor can also have such a topic.
Prashant Kishor has many fans in Congress, no less in other parties too
Talking about political parties, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s trust in Prashant Kishor has increased. After the assembly elections, Prashant Kishor is counted among the advisors of Mamata Banerjee. Prashant Kishor had met Mamata Banerjee even after the formation of the state government. The meeting and various issues were discussed. Prashant Kishor’s admirer is also Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. It was only after Reddy’s opinion that Mamta had taken the services of Prashant Kishor.
Similarly, within the Congress party, Captain Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath are also there. A member of Priyanka Vadra’s team also does not forget to praise Prashant Kishor’s efforts in Uttar Pradesh in 2016. According to an active member in Rahul Gandhi’s secretariat, Rahul Gandhi was also in favor of retaining Prashant Kishor till the Lok Sabha elections 2019 after giving him the lead role in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. However, due to some reasons, this could not happen.
2022 do or die for Congress
After Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi has also entered active politics. He has spent a lot of time in Uttar Pradesh from 2017 till now. Priyanka continues to attack the Yogi government, but till now no political charisma of Priyanka Gandhi has been seen. Even within the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, there is no enthusiasm. Whereas Priyanka Gandhi was thrown into politics only for Mission-2022.
This is the biggest concern among the inner circles and strategists of the Congress party. It is understood that this concern is also with Priyanka Gandhi. Apart from this, assembly elections are also to be held in Punjab and Uttarakhand. It is believed that this important meeting with Prashant Kishor has been held only to discuss a condition and direction in this regard. For Congress, 2022 do or die. She wants to face it along the same lines.
Effective opposition difficult without Congress
Prashant Kishor also believes that in the present situation it is difficult to imagine an effective opposition without Congress. All the opposition leaders including former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, NCP chief Sharad Pawar do not deny this. Prashant Kishor is currently advising many political parties including Trinamool Congress, NCP, Rashtriya Manch. In such a situation, it is believed that Prashant Kishor was also keen to meet Rahul Gandhi for some special purpose. It is believed that soon some political result may come out of this discussion between Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor, and Priyanka.