Prashant Kishor declines Congress invite to join the party
Prashant Kishor has declined the Congress party invitation to join party
Election strategist Prashant Kishor has declined the Congress' invitation to join party amid speculations over his meetings with the Congress top brass over the past few days.
Giving a confirmation of the same, Congress party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala posted on Twitter, "Following a presentation & discussions with Sh. Prashant Kishor, Congress President has constituted an Empowered Action Group 2024 & invited him to join the party as part of the group with defined responsibility. He declined. We appreciate his efforts & suggestion given to the party."
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had on Monday announced the formation of the empowered action group to guide the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. She had also announced the formation of several committees to prepare for the three-day chintan shivir to be held in Udaipur in Rajasthan from May 13 to May 15.
The decisions were taken at a meeting of senior party leaders to chalk the Congress strategy for the next general and assembly elections, including the plan presented by Kishor.
The Congress has been struggling to evolve its strategy for upcoming elections in the wake of a series of defeats at the hustings.
Speculations were ripe about Prashant Kishor joining the Congress. However, just days earlier, the election strategist held talks with ruling TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.