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Capt’s old war horse PK to take reins of his election campaign; appointed as principal advisor

Capt’s old war horse PK to take reins of his election campaign; appointed as principal advisor

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

In a sudden move Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced the appointment of Prashant Kishor as his Principal Advisor. In a tweet Capt.Amarinder Singh informed- @capt_amarinder 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!

In 2016 Kishor was hired by the Congress for Punjab Assembly Elections due in 2017 to help Amarinder Singh’s campaign in Punjab after losing two consecutive Assembly elections for the Congress.

This win in Punjab has been credited by TV channels like Zee News to Kishor and his team. Several Congress leaders like Randeep Surjewala and Shankersinh Vaghela came on record to openly credit Kishor with the win. Singh tweeted, “As I have said many times before, PK & his team and their work was absolutely critical to our victory in Punjab!”

Prashant Kishor , is an Indian political strategist and politician. Initially trained in public health, Kishor has worked for the United Nations for eight years before entering into Indian politics.

Reportedly working pro bono, and without holding any office in the BJP or Gujarat Government, Kishor became one of the major strategists in the BJP’s pre-election campaign.

Capt’s old war horse PK to take reins of his election campaign; appointed as principal advisor. Kishor has worked as an election strategist for BJP, INC, AAP, AITC , YSRCP and DMK. His first major political campaign was in 2011 to help Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat get re-elected to the CM Office for a third time in the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012. However, he came to wider public attention when Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG), an election-campaign group he conceptualised, helped the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win an absolute majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. In a 2018 interview, Karan Thapar recalled having been told by Pawan Verma that Kishor had shown Modi his famous broken off interview with Karan Thapar 30 times, to train him on how to answer difficult questions.

March 1,2021

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