New Delhi: Reports are doing the rounds that Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor has suggested that Rahul Gandhi should be projected as the chief ministerial candidate in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections in 2017.
According to reports, Kishor is learnt to be in favour of either Priyanka Gandhi Vadra or Rahul taking the lead in the state election as the chief ministerial candidate.
Kishor reportedly feels that Congress can come back to power in 2019 in the Hindi heartland by projecting the Congress vice president and if people start believing that he can lead them to victory in an election.
At the same time, the report also said if Rahul does not give his consent then Priyanka's name should be propped in Uttar Pradesh. And if both turn down the offer, then Kishor may suggest former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's name.
Notably, Kishor had managed the successful election campaigns for Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and Nitish Kumar-led grand alliance in Bihar Assembly Elections last year.
Here's how Twitteratis reacted to the news:
— Nitin Singh (@itsNITINss) May 2, 2016
— Ashok Garekar (@DrGarekar) May 3, 2016
— elkay (@elkay14) May 2, 2016
Is the rumor true? Rahul Gandhi getting married to Bilawal Bhutto? The two Pappus will be such a lovely couple to be sent off to Kala Paani.
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) May 2, 2016
It looks like some body is trying to finish RAHUL GANDHI by proposing him as CM of UP. Stupidest idea ever heard.
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) May 3, 2016
Congress strategist Prashant Kishor wants Rahul Gandhi as UP CM candidate...Looks like Prashant Kishor taking money from both Congress & BJP
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) May 2, 2016