In an important presentation to the Congress top brass, Kishor has in his theme of “Reincarnation of Congress” talked about ‘Preserving the soul, Creating a new body’, reports Asian Lite News
Electoral strategy champion, Prashant Kishor while noting the steep fall of the Congress has proposed the “Reincarnation of Congress” to win in 2024.
In an important presentation to the Congress top brass, Kishor has in his theme of “Reincarnation of Congress” talked about ‘Preserving the soul, Creating a new body’.
The inspiration is the symbols of Nataraja namely Creation, Protection, Liberation, Destruction, Concealment and Connect.
The resolves include to create a new Congress that is the political platform of choice for the masses. Destroy a sense of entitlement, lack of accountability and sycophancy, Kishor says in the presentation.
It notes that perhaps for the first time, the Congress leadership does not appear fully aligned in terms of goals, strategy, method, approach, tactics and the way forward; leading to a complete lack of cohesion, at times confusion and stalemate.
There is a need for a non-Gandhi Working President/Vice President who can effectively work on the ground as per direction of Congress leadership, it suggests.
It advocates a Congress Plus alliance structure with a national character but having 5-6 partners.
The Congress should contest 75-80 per cent of the Lok Sabha seats with a few regional alliances like NCP, DMK, JMM, YSR Congress and TMC.
On beefing up the organisational structure, Kishor has called to identify and meaningfully engage 15,000 grassroots leaders and activate 1 crore foot soldiers across India.
“India Deserves Better” is the theme to build a unified platform to provide strategic support and resources to non-political influencers and mount a sustained campaign against the ruling dispensation.
Sonia to take final call – report by Siddharth Sharma
The Congress panel set up by president Sonia Gandhi to work out a revival plan, as suggested by poll strategist Prashant Kishor, has submitted a report on its findings on Friday.
Two members of the panel, KC Venugopal and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met Sonia Gandhi at her residence to submit the report to her.
As per a Congress leader part of the panel, the committee went through Kishor’s proposals in detail and submitted its report to Sonia Gandhi.
“Now, she will decide on Prashant Kishor’s role in the party,” the leader told ANI.
The group, comprising Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal, Randeep Surjewala, P Chidambaram, Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh, and Mukul Wasnik, has submitted their opinion in a detailed report on Kishor’s suggestions.
According to sources, most of the suggestions have been found to be practical and useful. “As far as Prashant Kishor’s role is concerned, Gandhi will take the final call on it.”
Sources have also hinted that senior party leaders hold different views about Kishor and his role in the party.
“It looks like a strange equation. He is neither formally part of I-PAC nor does he hold any position in the organisation. Yet, they don’t function without him,” a senior Congress leader said.
Ashok Gehlot has openly praised Prashant Kishor saying that he is a “brand”. Veerapa Moily has said that those opposing Kishor’s entry to the party are “anti-reformers”.
Some leaders have also said that Kishor’s relations with a few regional parties could benefit Congress if he formally joins the party.
Getting Kishor to join the Congress is a big challenge that the party will be facing, especially the decision of the capacity he’d be holding. Kishor’s proactive role can leave many leaders uncomfortable. (with inputs from ANI)