Ahead of Punjab polls, Prashant Kishor is Amarinder Singh’s Political Advisor

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“Hope to work together for the progress of the Punjab people!” CM Captain Amarinder Singh Tweeted on Monday.

Political strategist Prashant Kishor (HT File Photo)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor (HT File Photo)

Prashant Kishor’s strategic election, which has helped push some politicians to the election victory, will now work with the Chairman of the Minister of Punjab captain Amarinder Singh. On Monday, Singh descended to Twitter to announce that Kishor had joined him as his northern advisor, almost 12 months before the northern state went to the election.

“Glad to share that @Prashandkishor has joined me as my main advisor. Hope to work together to improve the Punjab people!” Singh tweeted on Monday.

Confirming the appointment, the Punjab Government posted on Twitter: “Punjab Cabinet cleared the appointment of Shri @Prashandkishor as the main advisor to the main minister @Capt_amarinder Singh in the rank and status of the cabinet minister.”

In the order of the General Administration Department, Kishor, among others, will get the government and camps that are fully focused as fair by a cabinet minister, and will be given the transportation of the State Transportation Commissioner. He will also get an executive class trip on the train / air that can be accepted by the Cabinet Minister.

The Ruling Congress in Punjab in March 2017 with 77 seats in the Council of State 117-member, displacing Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -BJP Combine. However, at that time Singh reportedly decided to guard the Kishor ‘at Bay’ in the country, expressing ‘open disgust’ for the road, especially for a campaign like ‘coffee with the captain.’ Also, according to the report, the leader of the congress does not care. To complete several programs designed by the Kishor team to project Singh as ‘state leaders.’ It was after Kishor and his team rubbed several leaders in the wrong way ‘at Uttar Pradesh, where the party experienced cooling.

Kishor, who is currently working with the Head of West Bengal Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the upcoming Western Bengal Assembly election, previously played an important role in the victory of Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 General Election. He was also a former ally of the Head of Bihar Minister Nitish Kumar. Last year, he helped Chief Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal in getting back elected as Minister of Delhi.

Kishor also worked with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and MK Stalin’s president for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly. Head of Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is also a former Kishor client.

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