Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called for a meeting on March 12. Congress leaders will brainstorm over their game plan for the Punjab polls in the presence of political strategist Prashant Kishor.
In Punjab Congress has been out of power for the past decade and according to sources Rahul Gandhi wanted the “bad patch” to end. The party is set to face a spirited challenge from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
To facilitate a threadbare discussion with Punjab leaders to devise a leaders to devise a winning strategy after two successive losses.
A key role is being played by Mr kishor in victory of Narender Modi– led BJP in the general elections and JDU-RJD-Congress alliance in Bihar assembly polls, which the Prime Minister and BJP President Amit Shah had turned into a prestige fight.
State Congress leaders are getting wary about AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s aggressive campaign plans and his strategy of targeting voters through a vast army of volunteers. Mr Kishor had effectively used his band of volunteers in the Bihar polls.
Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee Chief Amarinder Singh as the party’s ‘face’ in the polls after Rahul Gandhi held a series of meeting with state leaders to persuade them to present a united face of the faction -ridden state unit.