YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is leaving no stone unturned to wrest power from the Telugu Desam Party in the next elections in 2019 and has already begun preparations for the same.
While taking the failures of the Chandrababu Naidu government to every doorstep with his “Gadapa Gadapaku YSRC” programme, Jagan is also planning to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to win the elections.
According to party sources, Jagan has decided to engage the services of popular political strategist Prashant Kishor, who was responsible for the victory of Narendra Modi-led NDA in the 2014 general elections and return of power by Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar in Bihar.
He is presently a political advisor to Nitish on Policies and Program Implementation. The Congress party has engaged Prashant’s services for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.
Sources said Jagan had signed an agreement with Prashant for working out the political strategy for his party in the next elections for a hefty remuneration.
Though Prashant is yet to begin his exercise, he is learnt to have given some tips, like building up a 10,000-member strong youth brigade to do ground-level study to pick up winning candidates, identifying issues that would prove negative to the Naidu government, taking up issues into the people in an effective manner and above all, effective media management.
Let us see, how far Prashant Kishor would be helpful to Jagan to come to power in 2019.