Fissures appear in Congress, Prashant Kishor relationship

Leadership unhappy after how Rahul Sandesh Yatra in Uttar Pradesh went; feels there is huge gap between what he expects from party in financial terms and his delivery

By Ajit Chak/Chandigarh: All it seems is not well between the Congress Party and its master strategist Prashant Kishor. While there have been rumblings of discontent among the senior leaders of the party and the political master strategist, top sources say, the party is even contemplating doing away with his services.

The Congress leadership is not happy with Kishor since there is a big gap between “what he had promised and what he is deliveringÔÇØ, they add. Meanwhile, there are several incidents in the party in both Uttar Pradesh and Punjab where there have been clashes between senior and veteran Congressmen and┬áKishor for his style of functioning.

The relationship reportedly got┬ástrained after discontent in the party regarding the manner in which the Congress Rahul Sandesh Yatra in Uttar Pradesh went.┬á ÔÇ£Kishor failed to deliver what he had promised and the same is being echoed by leaders in Punjab,ÔÇØ the sources say.

“There is a gap in what Kishor expects from the party in financial terms and what he is delivering to the party in actual terms,ÔÇØ says a senior Congress leader in Punjab. ÔÇ£There are chances that the party may decide to part ways with him soon.ÔÇØ

ÔÇ£The Congress is a strange party. Jisney bhi Congress ki gharai napney ki koshish kee woh Congress mey doob gaya┬á(Whoever tried to find out how deep the Congress is got drowned in its depth),ÔÇØ says another party leader.

A senior UPCC leader, meanwhile, said: ÔÇ£It is true that we have a contract with Prashant Kishor,┬ábut I am not aware of any decision to terminate it as of now.” “As for promises, contracts are not based on promises.”

Prashant Kishor is trying to cling on to the Congress Party somehow, according to a senior Punjab Congress leader. One thing is obvious. Kishor does not have many followers within the party. In the past, he has been snubbed by Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh for his independent style of functioning.

Earlie, Capt Amarinder had expressed his strong reservations about Kishor reportedly went to meet two Congress leaders who had been expelled by the Captain from the party and tried to woo them on his own. This had deepened the divide between the two considerably.

All attempts to contact Prashant Kishor for his reaction proved futile even as members of his media team promised they would get in touch.


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