Going by the reports from the YSR Congress party camp, party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to give complete powers to newly-hired political strategist Prashant Kishor and entrust the entire responsibility on him to steer the party to victory in the next elections.
After the recent debacle of the party in Nandyal assembly by-elections and Kakinada Municipal Corporation elections, Prashant is learnt to have opened up his mind before Jagan stating that there were too many leaders in the party who are taking the party to different directions.
“There are absolutely no coordinated efforts in the party and too many cooks will only spoil the broth. Everybody is coming out with one suggestion or the other which is causing confusion,” Prashant reportedly told Jagan.
He also categorically told the party president that unless he was given a free hand to decide the campaign strategy without intervention from any other leader, there would be nothing that he could do for the party.
As a result, Jagan decided to give full powers to Prashant and his team to work out strategies and come out with a winning formula.
“You are answerable directly to me and take directions only from me. Not just working out the political strategies, you should take control of entire party. And whatever you decide, we shall follow,” Jagan reportedly told Prashant.
Now that he has been given the mandate, Prashant is going to speed up his activity. He told Jagan that he wants the party to be overhauled right from bottom to top. An organisational structure would be in place in a couple of months, so that there would be role clarity for everyone.
“We are going to function like a corporate entity with our tasks cut out for everyone,” he said.