Amid fierce speculation over his ties with the Trinamool Congress, poll strategist Prashant Kishor shared the stage today with Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee at a party meeting.
Prashant Kishor’s I-PAC has been caught in a feud within the Trinamool Congress, with Mamata Banerjee seen to be wary of her ambitious nephew.
Abhishek Banerjee seen as the main liaison between the party and I-PAC, which has worked with the Trinamool since its spectacular victory in the Bengal election.
The rift escalated over Abhishek Banerjee’s reported push to promote a ‘One Man, One Post’ policy in the party, resented by some of the party’s older guard, some of whom hold multiple posts within the ruling establishment.
Last month, a public spat erupted between Trinamool leader Chandrima Bhattacharya and I-PAC after she alleged that her social media accounts had been “misused” by Prashant Kishor’s team – a claim that was promptly challenged.
I-PAC denied the charge and said: “I-PAC doesn’t handle any digital properties of @AITCofficial or any of its leaders. Anyone making such claim is either uninformed or is blatantly lying. AITC should look into if and how their digital properties and/or that of their leaders are being ‘allegedly (mis)used’.”