UP assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi to convene party meet today

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New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will chair a meeting on Wednesday in the national capital to chalk out the strategy ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, at which poll strategist Prashant Kishor is expected to be present.

According to reports, 30-35 state leaders have been called for the deliberations being held at a time when the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has held consultations with DCC presidents and block Congress Committee chiefs on candidates’ selection.

AICC General Secretary Madhusudan Mistri has toured several districts for getting a feedback on ways and means to make the organisation fighting fit after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which only party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi could get elected from the state.

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Kishor was one of the key backroom players for Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat and also in the last Lok Sabha polls when he was Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Kishor was also the strategist behind Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s campaign strategy in Bihar assembly poll last year. (ANI)

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