Prashant Kumar on Thursday resigned from his position as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s principal advisor, saying he was taking “a temporary break from an active role in public life”.Kishor’s move comes with assembly polls in Punjab less than a year away. Kishor had managed the Congress’ successful campaign in the 2017 polls. He devised campaign programs such as “Punjab Da Captain” to garner support for Singh.
Poll strategist Prashant Kumar said that he was not sure about his future and is taking a break. In a letter to the chief minister on Thursday, Kishor wrote, “In view of my decision to take a temporary break from an active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor.“Since I am yet to decide on my future course of action, I write to request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility. I take this opportunity to thank you for considering me for this position,” he wrote.
He said that there will be a short break and he will be back in action soon. He was elected as an advisor in March. Back in March this year, Amarinder Singh had tweeted saying, “Happy to share that @PrashantKishor has joined me as my Principal Advisor. Look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Punjab!”
According to a Hindustan Times report, Gandhi has told Kishor to join the Congress if he is interested in helping the party win elections. The report, citing Congress sources, states that Kishor’s plan involves a complete organizational overhaul of the party, including a new parliamentary board.