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Prashant Kishor, UP ministers drift apart; Congress drive falters

THE ASIAN AGE. | ASHHAR KHAN
Published : Nov 28, 2016, 12:56 am IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2016, 2:20 am IST

The state leaders are not happy at the way Prashant Kishor is running the show.

Prashant Kishor (Photo: PTI)
 Prashant Kishor (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Congress cadre in Uttar Pradesh is unsure of the party’s future in the state. The apparent bad blood between state leaders of the party and strategist Prashant Kishor has halted the Congress ship in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress was first to get off the block in a high-octane election campaign. But now after several yatras the congress campaign has hit a roadblock.

The Congress started its campaign in July this year and even announced its chief ministerial candidate. It conducted three simultaneous Yatras and even started collection of kisan maang patra (pamphlets) filled by farmers. The party also announced complete farm loan waiver but all the work done in the last three months seems to have fizzled out.

 

The state leaders are not happy at the way Mr Kishor is running the show. Pradeep mathur the leader of the Congress legislature party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly has already complained to the Congress President about a ploy by Kishor to deny him an assembly ticket from his seat in Mathura. Also, meetings of Mr Kishor with senior leaders of the Samajwadi party have irked many in the Congress. Uttar Pradesh Congress chief has officially denied that Kishor has not been authorised to speak to any party regarding any alliance in UP.

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