A beleaguered Congress, which is facing reverses across the country over the last few years, hired poll strategist Prashant Kishor to revive its fortunes in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. After the snub from Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab, PK zeroed in on Uttar Pradesh. And, his strategies have left even the hardcore Congress supporters shell-shocked.
If the appointment of Raj Babbar as UPCC Chief and hate monger Imran Masood as the Vice President of the state unit, was not enough, Sheila Dikshit’s nomination as Congress’ CM candidate in UP, has exposed how connected Prashant is to the ground realities in the state.
Sheila’s nomination came on a day when the Delhi ACB summoned her to appear before it on August 26 in connection with the water tanker scam. Sheila, who lost the assembly polls against Kejriwal, is seen as Congress’s last hope to revive its lost glory in UP. But, political pundits believe that a person of her stature was chosen as a scapegoat so that she gets all brickbats instead of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who will lead the poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh.