Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President is directed by Prashant Kishor, political strategist and his team, had interacted with the leaders and workers of the party in order to discuss the strategy of the upcoming elections that are very likely to take place in February.
In Punjab, Congress carried out the first exercise for the preparation for the assembly elections in the state. The meeting was held in was held at a wedding resort at Zirakpur town on the outskirts of Chandigarh and was attended by Amarinder Singh, state unit president and Shakeel Ahmed, party general secretary and Punjab in-charge and by other senior Punjab leaders.
Since 2007, Congress is been the main opposition party and takes on well established ruling combined Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the state. In Punjab,there are 117 assembly seats.
“The Congress party is standing together. We will try to give a new type of government to Punjab which is sensitive, is oriented towards future of youth, takes care of farmers and is able to bring back the industry to the state,” Mr Gandhi told media.
The Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) is planning and executing the strategy of Congress poll, which is headed by Prashant Kishor.
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For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prashant Kishor is credited to devise the poll strategy for the general elections of 2014 and he is also credited for the Bihar Assembly polls in November for the virtual electoral coup by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Janata Dal-United (JD-U).
Rahul gandhi had a close door meeting which was a part of the political strategy for Punjab elections with the leaders and the workers of the party.Rahul Gandhi said that the leadership of the party should try to keep their differences aside and fight together.
Within the Party, top Punjab Congress leaders are known to form groups and also known for “infighting”.
With a few editors and media persons, Rahul Gandhi had interacted with them informally.
“It is a sub-judice issue. I will not comment on it,” Mr Gandhi said, while avoiding any controversy in the matter.
Rahul Gandhi however, denied to comment on on the SYL canal controversy.