Prashant Kishore to take charge of UP polls of Congress

Lucknow Mar 5 - Poll strategist Prashant Kishore will make his maiden visit at the Uttar Pradesh Congress office here on March 10, to meet senior party leaders to discuss over the party's Mission 2017.

Mr Kishore will participate in a meeting of district and city Congress committee presidents convened by UPCC chief Nirmal Khatri and AICC general secretary in charge of UP, Madhusudan Mistry.

Mr Khatri told reporters here today that the meeting will discuss on the poll prepardness of the party for the 2017 assembly elections. He said all vice-presidents, general secretaries, district and city presidents along with in-charge of the state would be present in the meeting where Mr Kishore would be the main attraction.

Mr Kishore, who was the man behind the success of Nitish Kumar in Bihar, has been recently roped in to assist the Congress ahead of two major poll battles in Punjab and UP.

Mr Kishore also held at meeting with Congress leaders from UP in New Delhi on March 2, but he remained a silent participant, taking notes while about 30 leaders delivered speeches on ways to ensure the party's revival in poll-bound UP.

Of the 38 senior Congress leaders who were invited to attend the meeting , former ministers Beni Prasad Verma and Salman Khurshid remained absent.

Mr Khatri said, "All speakers gave several suggestions ranging from the need for discipline, to take to the streets to register our presence, ensure public connect, and to consolidate Congress' traditional votebanks.

All the suggestions were taken note of and will be discussed in meetings later." While talk of pre-poll alliances was discussed during last meeting, some leaders also raised the importance of projecting a CM candidate in the polls.

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