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Yea Or Nay To Prashant Kishor? Congress Mum, Announces 2024 Action Plan

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Prashant Kishor had recommended sweeping adjustments to the Congress forward of 2024. (File)

New Delhi:

The Congress saved up the suspense on political strategist Prashant Kishor’s entry into the celebration on Monday, as a substitute saying an “Empowered Action Group” to handle “political challenges” forward of the 2024 nationwide elections and a three-day conclave in Rajasthan’s Udaipur subsequent month.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi shaped the 2024 process power following a report filed by an eight-member committee final week and a dialogue on it in the present day, celebration spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated.

He additionally stated, “The Congress President has decided to convene a Chintan Shivir of the Indian National Congress Nav Sankalp in Udaipur on May 13th, 14th and May 15, 2022. About 400 Congressmen and women from every state will participate.”

“The focus of the deliberations will be on the current political and economic situation and the challenges they pose to our society. Issues relating to the welfare and well-being of kisans (farmers) and khet mazdoors (farm labourers), scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, OBCs, religious and linguistic minorities and women, social justice and empowerment and youth will also be discussed in detail. In addition, matters relating to organisational restructuring and strengthening will be examined,” Mr Surjewala stated.

“The Chintan Shivir will also deliberate on the broad strategy of the Indian National Congress for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections,” he added.

The announcement got here on a day when the Congress was extensively anticipated to resolve whether or not it is going to settle for Prashant Kishor’s proposal to revamp the grand outdated celebration forward of the 2024 elections.

The ballot strategist has had a minimum of three conferences with the Congress management in latest weeks, throughout which he has given detailed displays on his plan to rejuvenate the celebration reeling below a collection of ballot debacles over the previous few years.

Top leaders of the celebration mentioned the professionals and cons of roping in Mr Kishor and what function he might be given if he’s taken on board, sources stated.

A piece of Congress veterans, nevertheless, have been cautious of a partnership with the ballot strategist owing to his affiliation with a number of events which are Congress’ rivals.

Mr Kishor’s recommendations of strategic tie-ups with regional forces, together with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and KCR’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi have additionally confronted some resistance.

Sources from the celebration have earlier indicated that the particular workforce Mrs Gandhi shaped to judge Mr Kishor’s proposal needs him to dissociate from all different political events and commit himself totally to the Congress.

The newest plans of a process power and a conclave observe a large rout within the 5 states within the lately concluded elections that revived searing criticism of the Gandhi household and calls for for a management change and a recent spherical of grumblings by the “G-23” – the group of 23 “dissenters” who had written to Sonia Gandhi two years in the past.

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