Punjab: Congress praises political strategist Prashant Kishor days after poster put up trashing him

Chandigarh: Political strategist Prashant Kishor has received some belated praise from the Congress, with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying his team's "work was absolutely critical to the victory".

Prashant Kishor. Twitter

Prashant Kishor. Twitter

"Fully endorse this! As I have said many times before, PK and his team and their work was absolutely critical to our victory in Punjab! (sic)", he wrote on Twitter.

His tweet came days after a UP Congress leader pasted a poster outside the party office in Lucknow over the weekend, offering five lakhs in exchange for locating Kishor.

Kishor has offered no comment to the media over the party's drubbing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in which it was reduce to single-digit strength (7) in the 403-member House.

Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala also tweeted: "Congress party values hard work and contribution of PK and team and rejects the propaganda by vested interests (sic)."

Singh, who led his party to a resounding victory in the Punjab Assembly elections, had already lost two consecutive state elections.

He had sought help of Kishor, considered a key factor in the BJP's win the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the Grand Alliance's victory in Bihar Assembly elections.

Kishor notched a hat-trick by successfully strategizing the Congress's campaign in Punjab. The Congress bagged 77 seats in the 117-seat Assembly.

He was the brain behind Punjab Congress's programmes like 'Coffee with Captain' and 'Punjab Da Kaptan' to drum up support for the party.

Party leaders said he had organised interactions of college students with Singh and appointed local 'kaptans' for the campaign.

They said Singh was so happy with his strategy that he suggested that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi rope him in for the party's campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

Updated Date: Mar 21, 2017 18:51 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See