Cong leadership not divine right of individual, says Prashant Kishor

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's comment that there was no UPA anymore, Kishor, who has earlier been political advisor to various parties, also called for democratically electing the opposition leadership.

His remark sparked a sharp response from the Congress with party spokesperson Pawan Khera saying on Twitter, The individual being discussed here is pursuing his Divine Duty to struggle and save Indian democracy from the RSS.

"A professional without ideological commitment is free to advice parties/individuals on how to contest elections but he cannot set the agenda of our politics." Congress leader Kapil Sibal, a prominent member of the 'group of 23', also called for opposition unity and said the UPA without the Congress will be a body without a soul.

"The IDEA and SPACE that Congress represents is vital for a strong opposition. But Congress' leadership is not the DIVINE RIGHT of an individual especially, when the party has lost more than 90% elections in last 10 years," Kishor had tweeted.