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Congress' Vaghela wants strategist Prashant Kishor for Gujarat polls

PTI
Published Mar 22, 2017, 5:32 pm IST
Updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:32 pm IST
He said Kishor could ensure the victory for Congress in the Gujarat Assembly elections, to be held later this year.
Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela (Photo: PTI)
 Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela (Photo: PTI)

Ahmedabad: Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela has suggested that political strategist Prashant Kishor could be roped-in by the Congress for the state elections.

He said Kishor could ensure the victory for Congress in the Gujarat Assembly elections, to be held later this year.

 

"Since last 22 years BJP is ruling Gujarat. It has not ruled but rather ruined the state. Calculative Gujaratis have made mind to get rid of inefficient and corrupt BJP Govt," Vaghela alleged in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

"To defeat BJP in Gujarat is not difficult. As per my information Shri Prashant Kishorji was key person in winning 2012 and 2014 elections for BJP, (sic)" the Congress leader said.

"His proper strategy and effective campaigning gave victory in Bihar and Punjab and will bring victory to Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh," he further said.

 

Vaghela's suggestion has sparked a debate in Gujarat Congress for hiring the services of the political strategist, considered a key factor in the BJP's win in the 2012 Gujarat polls and the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

However, party sources in Gujarat said nothing has been finalised as of now.

"Gujarat Congress leaders can suggest but the final decision on it will be taken by party high command," a source said.

When contacted, Gujarat Congress vice president Nishit Vyas said, "Our party leadership comprising of Rahul Gandhi, Ahmed Patel and others will take a final decision on hiring Prashat Kishor."

 

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