Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said that poll-strategist Prashant Kishor has joined him as his principal advisor. “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!” Singh said in a tweet. Also Read - CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Urges Centre to Postpone Exams
Confirming the appointment, the Government of Punjab posted in Twitter: “Punjab Cabinet clears the appointment of Shri @PrashantKishor as Principal Advisor to the Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister.”
Prashant Kishor, among other amenities, will get a fully furnished government residence and camp office as admissible to a Cabinet Minister, and will be provided conveyance by the state transport commissioner. He will also get Executive Class travel in train/by air as admissible to a Cabinet Minister.
Kishor had handled the Congress party’s poll campaign in Punjab in the 2017 assembly elections.
Currently, Kishor’s company, Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), is assisting Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in West Bengal elections. Kishor had also managed Narendra Modi”s campaign for prime ministership in 2014 general elections.