PK's claim of no development evokes sharp reaction from Nitish
"Mahatva Satya Ka Hota Hai (truth has an importance) and the truth is that Bihar has been walking on the development path. Who is saying that development works have not taken place in Bihar. I would not give any importance to it. I want to tell you to analyse whether development has taken place or not. You (media) should answer him about the development works being done in Bihar," Nitish Kumar said.
PK's wish to be Congress' Bihar chief agreed but he changed goalposts last minute'
PK, as Kishor is popularly known, met Rahul Gandhi through party leaders Jairam Ramesh and K.C. Venugopal after party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi gave him cold shoulder. Rahul Gandhi, subsequently, connected to him to party chief Sonia Gandhi who made a committee to look after his suggestions. Initially, PK wanted to manage elections of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and in return was Bihar Congress Presidentship for him.
Was refusal of 'free hand' reason behind PK declining Cong offer?
Sources in the Congress say that Kishor wanted sweeping powers and a free hand in election management, but the party wanted a group of leaders to oversee the 2024 general elections. Several Congress leaders were reportedly of the opinion that no consultant should get the power to run the whole show. The sources also indicated that Rahul Gandhi was also not keen to give power to any one person.
Congress needs leadership, collective will to fix structural problems: PK
The Congress on Tuesday officially announced that election Kishor will not be working for the party as he declined to be part of the empowered action group for the 2024 general elections. The declaration came a day after Sonia Gandhi had announced the constitution of the group. "I declined the generous offer of #Congress to join the party as part of the EAG & take responsibility for the elections," PK tweeted.
Prashant Kishor declines offer to join Congress
Congress General Secretary Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet, "Following a presentation and discussion with Prashant Kishor, the Congress President has constituted a Empowered Action Group 2024 & invited him to join the party as part of the group with defined responsibility. He declined. We appreciate his efforts & suggestion given to party."
Prashant Kishor flags biggest worry: Senior Congress decision makers are all nominated, barely fight polls
For the 2024 general elections, Kishor has suggested a "a pan-India avant-garde campaign to reach, connect and mobilise all of India for a mega movement leading to reincarnation of Congress and election of a transformational government". To win, 45 per cent of votes are required which means a target of 30 crore, Kishor has said. Within the country's digital consciousness, the BJP and its leaders currently score vastly above the Congress, he pointed out.
Prashant Kishor's big idea: 'Reincarnation of Congress' to win 2024
In an important presentation to the Congress top brass, Kishor has in his theme of "Reincarnation of Congress" talked about Preserving the soul, Creating a new body'. The inspiration is the symbols of Nataraja namely Creation, Protection, Liberation, Destruction, Concealment and Connect. The resolves include to create a new Congress that is the political platform of choice for the masses. Destroy a sense of entitlement, lack of accountability and sycophancy, Kishor says in the presentation.