Prashant Kishor calls Congress meet to discuss UP strategy

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Political strategist Prashant Kishor has called a meeting of the Congress and its various frontal organisations like Seva Dal, Women’s Congress, NSUI and Youth Congress to discuss the party’s revival in Uttar Pradesh.

The party’s minority and SC/ST affairs wings will also take part in the meeting called on April 21-22, a party leader said on Tuesday.

Kishor is credited with devising the poll strategy for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2014 general elections and the virtual electoral coup by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Janta Dal-United in the Bihar assembly polls in November 2015. He has now been assigned by the Congress to devise a strategy for the Punjab assembly polls likely to be held in February next year.

Congress sources here Kishor has been assigned the task of the party’s revival in Uttar Pradesh by its national leadership.

“So far, he has been trying to understand the internal structures of the party and doing his own SWOT analysis. This meeting is in line with this basic study,” a party leader told IANS.

These meetings will be attended by Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry, and Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Nirmal Khatri among other leaders.

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