Renowned Political Strategist Prashant Kishor Steps Down as Senior Punjab Advisor CM Amarinder Singh | Punjab News
Chandigarh: Noted poll strategist Prashant Kishor resigned from his post as senior advisor to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday, saying he was resigning due to his decision to take a temporary break from public life.
“As you know, given my decision to take a temporary break from an active role in public life, I have not been able to take on the responsibilities of your senior advisor. As I have not yet decided on my future action, I am writing to ask you to kindly relieve me of this responsibility, ”Kishor said in a letter to the chief minister.
The political strategist has been appointed Senior Advisor of Punjab CM March 1 with a symbolic fee of Re 1 per month.
However, he was entitled to a fully furnished government residence and camp office, executive class travel, official vehicle, medical facilities, and secretarial staff, as eligible for a cabinet minister.
His appointment was announced by Amarinder Singh himself on social media. Singh had said: “Glad to share that @PrashantKishor has joined me as a Senior Advisor. I look forward to working together for the good of the people of Punjab!”
Shortly after being appointed senior advisor to the Punjab CM, Kishor had said he would start working in Punjab in the next few days with all other responsibilities.
Previously, the electoral strategist had been hired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, led by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2021 and had indicated in the past that he would quit Twitter if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was outperforming in the state than her prediction.
Like a political strategist, Kishor worked with many parties and helped them win various elections. He helped Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar win the Assembly elections in 2015.
Following this, Kumar appointed Kishor as vice president of JD-U. However, Kishor was kicked out of the JD-U in January 2020 due to his disagreement with the party on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Last year, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chairman MP Stalin announced his party’s collaboration with Prashant Kishor’s electoral strategy group, the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) for 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.