Speaking to reporters here, Congress leaders from the state confirmed Kishor's presence during the meet and said the party resolved to defeat "three Ms" of Modi, (SP president) Mulayam (Singh) and (BSP chief) Mayawati in the 2017 elections with "Kishor's expertise".
    
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Nirmal Khatri said there was no discussion on the projection of Gandhi's sister Priyanka as party's face for the polls, and added the talks revolved mainly around issues troubling the key cowbelt state.
    
"Prashant Kishor indeed was present for the meeting. Party will give him a role which it finds appropriate. His expertise will benefit us. He is ready to help us.
    
"Rahul ji appreciated our resolution to form government in Uttar Pradesh. We intend to defeat three Ms: Modi, Mulayam and Mayawati," Khatri said, emerging from the meeting.

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