After much publicised deliberations spanning over a week, talks between Congress and pollster Prashant Kishor for a political partnership fell through, second time in less than one year, amid heightened anticipation in political circles.
A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi set up an “empowered action group 2024” to address the political challenges ahead, AICC and Kishor mutually announced on Twitter that they had failed to agree on terms of engagement. Congress invited Kishor to join the empowered group, which was turned down.
AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala early evening tweeted, “Following a presentation & discussions with Prashant Kishor, Congress President has constituted an Empowered Action Group 2024 & invited him to join the party as part of the group with defined responsibility. He declined. We appreciate his efforts & suggestion given to the party.”