Amritsar: Known for his strategy expertise across election campaigns, Prashant Kishor has once again planned to takeup an important task in the upcoming Punjab election. Kishor has been appointed as the principal advisor to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh at the token salary of Re 1 per month. He would get cabinet minister-rank (with associated perks). The appointment has come a year ahead of the Assembly election in the state.
Spearheading the campaign will be Kishor’s firm Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) who worked for the Congress party in the 2017 Assembly election which it won comfortably. It had bagged 77 out of 117 seats then. Though the Congress is very well placed this time and Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance broken yet Amarinder is taking no chance.
Kishor’s firm is working for the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and DMK in Tamil Nadu. Kishor has been quoted saying Amarinder Singh is “like family”. “I can’t say ‘no’ to him…”
Amarinder on his part tweeted: “Happy to share that Prashant Kishor has joined me as my Principal Advisor. Look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Punjab!”
Prashant Kishor started from Gujarat ahead of 2012 Assembly election and steered modi to victory and worked for Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United in the 2015. The Mahagathbandhan swept the polls winning 178 out of 243 seats. Nitish later appointed him as his adviser
Kishor’s recent prediction is BJP would not cross the two-digit mark in West Bengal.