Stalin’s advisor Prashant Kishor gets new job

Prashant Kishor

Chennai: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor who was DMK chief MK Stalin’s advisor, will now be working for Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The CMO said that Prashant Kishor had been appointed as Singh’s principal advisor.

The development assumes significance as the Assembly polls are due early next year. Kishor’s company, Indian Political Action Committee is assisting Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in the upcoming crucial West Bengal election.

Kishor had also handled the Congress poll campaign in the 2017 Punjab Assembly election when the party had stormed to power by bagging 77 seats in the 117-member House.

The Chief Minister’s Office said the cabinet had cleared the appointment and Kishor had been designated in the rank and status of a cabinet minister, adding that he would be paid Re 1 as token honorarium.

“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 tweeted.

Kishor will also be given free fully-furnished government residence and camp office as admissible to a cabinet Minister, the CMO tweeted, attaching a copy of the order.

Besides being provided staff, including one private secretary and a personal assistant, Kishor will be entitled to medical facilities and reimbursement of medical expenses as admissible to a Cabinet Minister.

His term of appointment will be co-terminus with the tenure of present Punjab Chief Minister, as per terms and conditions of his appointment.

 

NT Bureau