Uttar Pradesh: Congress strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at CM’s official residence in Lucknow.
Ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, Prashant Kishor had met Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday, triggering speculation of a ‘maha-gathbandhan’ (grand alliance) between Congress and SP.
Uttar Pradesh: Congress strategist Prashant Kishor met UP CM Akhilesh Yadav at KD Marg (CM’s official residence), Lucknow.
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While both sides refused to be drawn into the alliance speculation, the development is been seen as a change of stance by Akhilesh Yadav, who so far has been bitterly opposed to any such alliance.
Kishor, who is said to be close to the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, is formulating the strategy for Congress party in the state.
Kishor had last week met Akhilesh Yadav’s father and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his New Delhi residence. The meeting, which went on for more than four hours was also attended by party’s national general secretary Amar Singh.