A CONGRESS worker Friday compared election strategist Prashant Kishor with Lord Hanuman, who would revive the party’s fortunes in UP with “Sanjeevani booti”. The analogy, however, did not go down well with senior Congress leaders who said such comparisons were “an insult” to the party’s national leadership.
On Friday — the last day of his two-day visit to Lucknow — Kishor held a meeting with frontal organisations at the state party headquarters.
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While giving his contact number and asking workers to directly inform him of their work, Kishor promised that he would arrange a meeting between workers who perform well and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Sources said that during a meeting with UP Mahila Congress, one worker compared Kishor with Hanuman, while claiming that he would revive Congress in Uttar Pradesh with “Sanjeevani booti”.
AICC secretary Prakash Joshi was quick to reprimand the worker in the presence of Kishor and state president Nirmal Khatri, saying that “Congress is a grand old party with an already existing structure and Kishor has merely been given the task to prepare a poll campaign”.
He added that such kind of praise was “an insult” to the party’s national leadership.