Poll strategist Prashant Kishor said that his visit to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s residence was just a “courtesy meeting”.
Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Wednesday said that his visit to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s residence was just a “courtesy meeting” and nothing more should be read into it.
Speaking to India Today TV, Prashant Kishor said, “My meeting with Rahul Gandhi was just a courtesy meeting.”
The meeting on Tuesday was attended by Congress national general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal, and Harish Rawat.
Former chief minister of Uttarakhand, Rawat, is the party’s in-charge for Punjab while Prashant Kishor is Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s political advisor.
Congress sources had earlier told India Today TV that the meeting between Prashant Kishor and Gandhis was primarily to work out a strategy to accommodate both CM Amarinder Singh and MP Navjot Singh Sidhu.
However, sources later said that Prashant Kishor could be acting as an emissary of various Opposition parties in a bid to stitch together an alliance against the BJP in 2024.
Interestingly, Prashant Kishor held three informal meetings with NCP chief Sharad Pawar after the recent West Bengal Assembly polls, where TMC returned to power after defeating BJP.
Kishor and Pawar had ruled out discussing a potential third front to challenge BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.