Race for UP CM: Rahul, Priyanka or a Brahmin?

Written by | May 3, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: Struggling to arrest its falling fortunes in electorally important Uttar Pradesh, Congress may carry out a massive rejig of its state leadership next fortnight and announce its chief ministerial candidate who in all likelihood will be a “Brahmin”.

There are also views within a section of the party that a turnaround in Uttar Pradesh is possible only if either of the Gandhis — Priyanka or Rahul—takes the lead in the state polls. However, there has been no indication from the party so far that it is inclined to field any of the two Gandhis in the assembly polls in the state where Congress is considered to be on a weak wicket.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor is learnt to be in favour of either of the Gandhis taking the lead in the state election and, if they do not agree, a well-known Brahmin face should be projected as the chief ministerial candidate. Sources close to the leadership indicated that key decisions about the rejig are likely to be announced after May 19, the day counting of votes for the assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry takes place.

 

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