Prashant Kishor resigns from Amarinder Singh campaign
Unpredictable poll strategist Prashant Kishor resigned from his post as senior Punjab adviser CM Amarinder Singh on Thursday. The resignation comes just a few months before the next parliamentary elections early next year.
In a letter to Amarinder, he said: “As you know, given my decision to take a temporary break from my active role in public life, I have not been able to take on the responsibilities of your senior advisor. As I have not yet decided on my future course of action, I am writing to ask you to relieve me of this responsibility. Sources say that Prashant Kishore received the ministerial rank, but he never really worked in that capacity.
Sources say this shows Prashant Kishors’ focus on next year’s presidential elections and the 2024 election, where he plans to face Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It’s also likely that he’ll focus on bringing all the non-BJP parties together on one platform to take on Modi. Sources close to him said that by focusing fully on national politics and in particular the 2024 elections, he felt there was no point in getting involved in state level elections.
However, the move is sure to anger Amarinder Singh, who faces an uphill battle, especially given the strained relationship with cricketer-turned-politician Prashant Kishor. Amarinder also faces power oppositions and the Akali-BSP alliance is sure to give him a tough fight.