Punjab Elections 2022: Prashant Kishore to be roped in for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab?

Publish Date: 06 Nov, 2021 |

The Congress party seems like getting weak in the state of Punjab, where it usually enjoys the strongest base and the main reason behind the weakening of party’s position is the conflict going on within the Punjab congress. This conflict within the party can cause loss to the grand old party in the Assembly elections of 2022. 

Congress to rope in PK?

The party, currently undergoing internal crisis can take the assistance of Political strategist Prashant Kishor. The indication of Prashant Kishor to be roped in for assembly elections of 2022 were given by Punjab’s Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. CM Channi on Wednesday, during the meeting with MLAs said that the Punjab In-charge Harish Choudhary has advised him to seek the help of political strategist Prashant Kishor for the upcoming assembly elections of 2022. 

Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, while reacting to this, said that if Prashant Kishore has to be hired by CM Channi, the high command of congress party will be deciding on this.

2017 Assembly Elections

Indian National Congress won 77 of 117 assembly states in the Punjab Assembly elections of 2017 and had credited the win to Prashant Kishor’s efforts. Also, earlier this year, Captain Amrinder Singh, who was then the Chief Minister of Punjab, had announced that that Prashant Kishor has joined him as his chief advisor.

Captain Amrinder Singh's new venture

In September this year, Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Punjab and later left the Congress party as well. He headed to form his own party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’. Captain had informed in a press conference that his party will be contesting on all the assembly seats of the state. He is also ready to align with major opposition parties of Punjab to defeat Congress. Reportedly, he can also join hands with Bharatiya Janata Party , which he said is possible if the saffron party succeeds in resolving the farmers issue.

In order to fail this strategy of Captain, Congress wants to involve Prashant Kishor for framing strategy for the upcoming assembly elections. 



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