When the word election erupts, the name of poll strategist Prashant Kishor always remains in the air. He made headlines recently when he announced his intention to join the Congress party. Later, he denied it.
Speaking on the third front, Prashant Kishor said he does not believe that any third or fourth front will be able to win elections in the country, and if a party wishes to defeat the BJP, it has to emerge as the second front.
He said this while answering a channel when he was asked if he was helping West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party, TMC, emerge as the third front for the 2024 general elections.
A second front can beat BJP
He said, “I never believed any third or fourth front could win elections in this country. If we consider the BJP the first front, there has to be a second front to defeat the party. If any party wishes to defeat the BJP, it has to emerge as the second front. “
When he was asked if he considered Congress the second front, he said no, adding that Congress is the second-largest party in the country.
On joining the Congress, he said he did not want any role in the party but only wanted that once a blueprint for the future is agreed upon, it should be implemented.
“What I wanted to tell them, I did. For the first time since 2014, the party has discussed its future in such a structured way… But I had some doubts about the Empowered Action Group, that they wanted me to be part of, which would be in charge of implementing changes, “he added.
Speaking on the Congress’ chances against the BJP in the future, he said, “It is a very deep-rooted party. It would be wrong to say they don’t have a chance. But they need to make some changes.
“I don’t know who will challenge PM Modi in 2024,” he added. “The state elections cannot predict the Lok Sabha election.”