TELEGANA’S Y S SHARMILA HIRING PRASHANT KISHOR

Y S Sharmila has confirmed that she has come to an agreement with political strategist Prashant Kishor, the founder of Indian Political Action Committee, for collaborating and working our strategies for her political party. The plan is to help the party for the 2023 assembly elections in the state. Sharmila is the president of YSR Telangana Party, a newly found regional party in the state and is all set to contest the state elections, and has teamed with IPAC. Kishor was also earlier hired by her brother, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and played an important role in bringing the party to victory in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh elections. Prashant Kishor has worked for elections in states like Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Punjab.

In a regional TV interview on Sunday, Sharmila confirmed and announced that she had an agreement with Kishor for her party. This comes after many consultations with him since the launch of the party. Reportedly, on Wednesday the IPAC team had discussions with Sharmila at her office in Hyderabad to finalise plans for her ‘Padayatra’ which starts on 20 October.

The proposed padayatra or foot march which is called ‘Praja Prasthanam’ will cover 90 out of the 119 assembly constituencies over the next year. The march is going to kickstart from Chevella constituency, where Y S Rajashekhar Reddy initiated his march that brought Congress back to power in the state in the 2004 elections.

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