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Prashant Kishor: BJP will remain at centre of Indian politics even if Modi is out of power

Kishor also brought up the problem of the country's split voter base, claiming that just one-third of people vote for the BJP or are prepared to provide their support.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 28, 2021, 3:32 PM IST
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Prashant Kishor, a political strategist, believes that even if the people of this country vote out Narendra Modi, the BJP will remain at the centre of Indian politics for many decades. In an interview with the media in Goa, Kishor compared the BJP's present prominence in India to the Congress's first forty years. Whether they win or lose, they are not leaving, he added, adding that if a party receives 30% of the vote in India, they are unlikely to quit quickly. He also questioned Rahul Gandhi's reasoning and stated that it's only a matter of time before the people of India toss Narendra Modi out.

Kishor told listeners not to fall into believing that people will abandon Modi and that the saffron party is not going anywhere. He said one would never beat the BJP and Narendra Modi until you analyse and recognise his strengths. The strategist also brought up the problem of the country's split voter base, claiming that just one-third of people vote for the BJP or are prepared to provide their support. Still, the saffron party is winning because two-thirds are fragmented and divided into many political groups. He went on to relate the fragmentation to the downfall of Congress.

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Kishor warned earlier this month that anybody expecting a rapid, spontaneous resuscitation of the magnificent old party are setting themselves up for disappointment. He commented a day after, a Congress team led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited with the family of a deceased farmer in the Lakhimpur Kheri area. He also slammed Congress for the situation in Punjab and Chhattisgarh, claiming that there are no quick-fix answers to the Congress's deep-seated issues and structural weaknesses. This speech sparked a battle of words between Congress and the TMC, which aimed at Rahul Gandhi's defeat in Amethi during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was the first to criticise Kishor, claiming that those seeking a national alternative based on stealing INC bureaucrats who can't even win their seats will be disappointed. In response, the TMC referred to Baghel as a first-time CM who is boxing above his weight to please the high command.

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