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Prashant Kishor quits as Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister citing 'temporary' break from public life

This comes at a time when there is speculation regarding his induction into the Congress party as an active member.

Prashant Kishor quits as Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister citing 'temporary' break from public life-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 5, 2021, 10:41 AM IST
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New Delhi: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as Principal Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh citing his decision to "take a temporary break from active role in public life".

“As you are aware, in view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. Since I am yet to decide on my future course of action, I write to request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility. I take this opportunity to thank you for considering me for this position,” Kishor said, explaining his move which comes just ahead of the 2022 Punjab polls.

This comes at a time when there is speculation regarding his induction into the Congress party as an active member. Sources had indicated that the Gandhis and Kishor, during their talks, may have explored a formal role for the strategist in the party as it prepares for big elections ahead, state and national.

The Congress is likely to take a final call on Kishor's induction "soon". His entry may also be accompanied by a few key organisational changes in the party.

Kishor had played a key role to unite the warring chief minister and now Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the infighting threatened to derail the Grand Old Party’s plan to retain power in the upcoming elections.

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