The two-day-long discussions between poll strategist Prashant Kishor and Telangana chief minister KCR (K Chandrasekhar Rao) at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad recently created tremors in T-Congress. Sources say state unit leaders are perplexed as Kishor has been having parleys with party chief Sonia Gandhi on the possibility of joining Congress while simultaneously holding talks with KCR.
First, it was learned that poll strategist PK was going to lend his services to the state’s ruling TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) ahead of the 2023 assembly polls.
According to sources in the Prashant Kishor camp, as he was deciding to possibly join the Congress at an appropriate time, his organization IPAC (Indian Political Action Committee) opted to work with the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) for the impending polls depending on an earlier agreement between the two.
Sources close to PK are of the opinion that though he may join the Congress, the understanding between IPAC and regional parties may benefit both them and Congress.
A large number of Congress leaders from Telangana state have ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the TRS, saying the key contest for the upcoming assembly elections will be between the two parties.
As the issue of Prashant Kishor is connected to the party high command, most of the Telangana Congress leaders are refusing to express their opinion publicly.
The leader of the TCLP (Telangana Congress Legislature Party) Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka has said that there are no discussions among state party leaders on the matter.