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“Temporary Break”: Prashant Kishor Quits As Advisor To Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh

Last month, Prashant Kishor met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at their Delhi residence. He also held series of meetings with NCP leader Sharad Pawar.

 

Election strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as Principal Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh. He was appointed to the post on March 2 this year. He had the status of Cabinet Minister in Punjab. However, barely months after assuming the role, Prashant Kishor has quit the post citing “break from active role in public life”.

In his letter to Amarinder Singh, Prashant Kishor wrote, “As you know, in view of my decision to take temporary leave from active role in public life, I am not able to assume the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. So, I request you to please relieve me from this responsibility. I thank you for considering me for this post. ”

Sources said that even though Prashant Kishor was elevated as the chief advisor to the CM, he never took over the post. Before the Vidhan Sabha elections of 2022, Amarinder Singh had given this post to PK so that his service could be taken in the upcoming elections. In the Vidhan Sabha elections of 2017 also, PK had handled the election campaign of the Congress in Punjab.

Prashant Kishor’s decision comes at a time when the speculations of him joining the Congress are doing rounds in the political circles. Last month, he met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at their Delhi residence. He also held series of meetings with NCP leader Sharad Pawar.

According to some reports, Rahul Gandhi also called a meeting with senior leaders of the party to discuss the induction of Prashant Kishor in Congress.

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