Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party 'is not going anywhere for many decades and the problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he thinks that the BJP will be overthrown by people'.
Kishor said this in Goa on Wednesday and a clip of his Q and A session has been shared in social media.
"BJP is going to be the centre of Indian polity, whether they win, whether they lose, like it was for the first 40 years for Congress. BJP is going nowhere. Once you secure 30 per cent plus votes at the national level you are not going away in a hurry. So do not ever get into this trap that people are getting angry and they will throw away (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi," he said.
"Maybe they will throw away Modi, but BJP is not going anywhere. They are going to be here, they are to fight it out for the next many decades. It is not going in a hurry," Kishor answered when asked.
He added: "Unless you examine, understand and take cognizance of strength, you will never be able to put a counter to defeat him (BJP & Modi'S strength)". He said the problem with Rahul Gandhi is he does not realise this but thinks people will overthrow the BJP.
The remarks have come amid "strong speculation" that Kishor would join the Congress and the party was deliberating on the issues raised by him.
Even as no one in the party is averse to the idea of Kishor joining the Congress, the party leaders have said that he should not be given sweeping powers regarding elections.
Kishor's statements have gone viral and are getting all kinds of reactions on social media. While BJP supporters are happy the praise, Congress supporters are of the opinion that this statement came because he was not given a place in the party. Meanwhile, most seem to agree with Kishor's views.
Here's what people are saying. Have a look.
With inputs from IANS.
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