The Congress on Monday asserted that political strategist Prashant Kishor has no role in the organisational matters of the party and his job is confined only to preparing election strategy. “Prashant Kishor is a strategist; he will suggest which points are to be highlighted in our manifesto or in our campaign, and he will have no role in organisational matters and ticket distribution,” party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad, who is in charge of party affairs in Punjab, said while talking to reporters at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here.
“This was made clear to him that whatever strategy he has to make, he will advise our captain of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh,” Ahmad added.
Ahmad’s statement assumes significance as it comes soon after Kishore’s meetings with expelled Congress leaders Jagmeet Brar and Bir Devinder Singh. Some political observers said Kishor had possibly recommended that both the leaders should be taken back into the party, which had angered Amarinder.
Ahmad stressed that Kishor will be a key person in preparing the manifesto. He added that people are losing interest in party manifestos as both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had made some “unrealistic promises which could never be fulfilled”.
“But we will make only those commitments which we may realise after coming to power,” Ahmad said.