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After Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis, Sharad Pawar brushes off speculation on 'bigger strategy'
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After Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis, Sharad Pawar brushes off speculation on 'bigger strategy'

| @indiablooms | 15 Jul 2021, 12:31 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Veteran politician Sharad Pawar has denied reports that he is a candidate for post of the President for the third or alternative front following a speculation that was triggered after poll analyst Prashant Kishor's meeting with the Gandhis.

The Nationalist Congress Party chief had met Kishor twice earlier but denied that the meetings involved any political discussion.

"Prashant Kishor told me that he has now left the business of making election strategy," he told reporters in an off-camera interview this evening.

"Prashant Kishor met me twice but whatever happened was about his company. There was no discussion about the leadership of the 2024 election or the presidential election," Pawar added.

Kishor met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday as the party faces infighting in Punjab, ahead of polls next year.

The tussle is between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his rival Navjot Singh Sidhu.

However, speculations went rife in the media that Prashant Kishor's meeting with the Gandhis was not just state-specific but part of a "bigger strategy".

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