New Delhi: There was a lot of buzz about the induction of election strategist Prashant Kishore into the Congress party of late with many speculating that Prashant becoming a Congressman is only a matter of time.
However, it seems like those rumours have been laid to rest after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that poll strategist Prashant Kishor will not join the party, via a tweet on April 26.
"Following a presentation & discussions with Sh. 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," Surjewala said in his tweet.
Prashant Kishore also took to his official Twitter handle to inform about his decision and his tweet came just minutes after Surjewala's announcement.
"I declined the generous offer of #congress to join the party as part of the EAG & take responsibility for the elections. In my humble opinion, more than me, the party needs leadership and collective will to fix the deep-rooted structural problems through transformational reforms," Prashant tweeted.
Earlier this month, Prashant Kishor met with the party leadership, including interim president Sonia Gandhi and put forward a roadmap for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
This meeting gave birth to several rumours surrounding the master strategist joining the Grand Old Party as a leader to revive the party and lead them to election victories.
Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had constituted an eight-member panel to examine his recommendations and draft a report after which an "Empowered Action Group 2024" was formulated to address the political challenges and discuss an organizational overhaul.