Ahead of the Punjab Polls, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appointed political strategist Prashant Kishor as his principal adviser with the rank of a cabinet minister. Mr. Kishor has led successful electoral campaigns for various parties including BJP and JDU. Popularly known as “PK”, Prashant Kishor is known for his unique strategies which outplay the opposition parties. He is known to influence voters both on social media and on the ground level as well. Even in the last elections of Punjab, he was associated with Congress Party which eventually won the election.
Mr. Kishor will enjoy the perks of the rank of a Cabinet Minister
Chief Minister Singh took to social media himself to announce the appointment of Mr. Kishor to the post of Principal Adviser. He tweeted, “Happy to share that @PrashantKishor has joined me as my principal adviser. Look forward to working together for the betterment of people of Punjab”. The State Government shared the terms of appointment on social media. According to the terms of appointment, Mr. Kishor will enjoy the rank of a cabinet minister in the present government and will be paid a token honorarium of Rs.1. He will be entitled to various benefits which are admissible to a cabinet minister such as full-furnished government residence, official vehicle, medical facilities, and more.
Prashant Kishor and his team had led to victory for the Congress Party in the last Assembly Election
Prashant Kishor will hold the post as long as the present Chief Minister stays on his post. Mr. Kishor has been allowed to incur expenses up to Rs.5,000 per month on hospitality. Mr. Kishor will advise Chief Minister on development blueprints and strategies keeping in view the upcoming state polls. It may be noted that Mr. Kishor had earlier been associated with the Congress Party in the State Election held in the year 2017. At that time, Amarinder was working as the state unit chief for the Congress Party. After the victory of the Congress Party, Captain Amarinder Singh had appreciated the work done by Prashant Kishor and his agency “Indian Political Action Committee”. Political experts, too, appreciated the strategies of Mr. Kishor and his team. Let us see if Captian Singh and Mr. Kishor association pulls out yet another victory in the upcoming Assembly Elections.