Not quitting Congress, will stay till Punjab polls: Prashant Kishor
The I-PAC today said that the master election strategist Prashant Kishor will continue to work with Congress till Uttar Pradesh and Punjab polls.
New Delhi: Master poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Wednesday denied reports that he was parting ways with the Congress owing to alleged growing interference by senior party leaders in his work.
His organisation, I-PAC, today said that the master election strategist Prashant Kishor will continue to work with Congress till Uttar Pradesh and Punjab polls.
I-PAC also posted a tweet in this regard.
Question of quitting is nothing but wild speculation. We are deeply honoured by the responsibility and totally committed to the job (1/2)
— I-PAC (@IndianPAC) May 18, 2016
Kishore, who had successfully designed Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha election campaign and Nitish Kumar's 2015 Bihar Assembly polls campaign, was recently roped in by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to recreate the same magic for the party in next year's Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.
However, it was reported that all is not well between Kishor and some Congress leaders leaders of UP and Punjab.
A News18 report earlier said that Kishor, who is now managing the election campaign of Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress in Punjab Assembly polls next year and the crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections, has been facing opposition from some sections of the grand old party over his style of functioning.
Kishor, who has become a phenomenon in the Indian political arena, had reportedly made it clear that if there is interference in his style of working, he would quit.
Congress is out of power in Punjab for the past nine years and is making strenuous efforts to oust the SAD-BJP combine from power at a time when AAP has emerged as a significant player in the state.
In UP also, the grand old party is in shatters where it once ruled. Congress, in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had won only two of out of 80 seats in UP. In 403-member UP legislative assembly, Congress has only 29 MLAs.