Amid suspense over election strategist Prashant Kishor’s role in the Congress, party president Sonia Gandhi on Monday decided to constitute an ’empowered action group’ for 2024 elections.
After the meeting at 10, Janpath, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala avoided answering any questions regarding the induction of Prashant Kishor.
The senior Congress leader said Sonia Gandhi had received the report from the eight-member group constituted on 21st April to evaluate the roadmap of Prashant Kishor.
Surjewala said the focus of the deliberations at the ‘Chintan Shivir’ will be on the present political and economic situation and the challenges they pose to society.
While the Congress has been mulling bringing Kishor on board, a section of senior leaders is thinking twice about his entry, given his association with various political outfits that are pitted against the Congress party.
Even the dissident group in the party which is popularly known as G23 is not too impressed with Kishor’s induction as they say the leadership is overlooking and ignoring the in-house talent and relying on somebody who is not loyal to the party and is a professional consultant.