Political strategist Prashant Kishor has warned state Congress members that he will prevail upon the party leadership to ensure that tickets for the 2017 assembly elections are not given to leaders who fail to list out dedicated workers for various assembly constituencies.
“In a day or two, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee will send letters seeking the list of 20 dedicated workers (from each constituency). I will ensure that those who fail to comply with the directive – issued on March 10 – do not get a party ticket. I will also ensure that tickets are denied to leaders of frontal organisations who fail to give a list of workers for every booth in such assembly constituencies,” said Kishor at a meeting with partymen in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kishor, who has been hired by the Congress to revive its fortunes in Uttar Pradesh, had said on Tuesday that he will create a conducive environment for the party in the state – just as he had worked to the NDA’s advantage in the last parliamentary elections. This, however, requires the complete cooperation of Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders, he added.