Prashant Kishor’s resignation as Principal Adviser to Punjab CM sets pitch for political drama to unfold in Punjab Congress

Kishor’s resignation from the position comes days after the party high command elevated Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new PPCC chief

Prashant Kishor’s resignation as Principal Adviser to Punjab CM sets pitch for political drama to unfold in Punjab Congress

Prashant Kishor. File photo

Rajmeet Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5

Resignation by political strategist Prashant Kishor as Principal Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has set the pitch for the political drama to unfold in crisis-ridden Punjab Congress.

Kishor’s resignation from the position comes days after the party high command elevated Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new PPCC chief.

The development comes not only as a setback to the CM, who had engaged the political strategist for projecting him as the CM face in the 2022 Assembly election, but has left political analysts curious about Kishor’s next move for the Punjab Congress.

Sources said Kishor’s resignation has come at a time when he is reported to be engaged in parleys with the party high command for revival of the grand old party ahead of the Assembly elections. Planning the strategy for the Punjab Congress with Sidhu positioned as PPCC chief is not being ruled out.

Ever since the crisis in Punjab Congress started over three months ago, the political strategist has been indicating to some state leaders that he is not keen on working on the given position in Punjab. He is also learnt to have called up some of the main leaders who are in the forefront of the “save Congress” campaign.

It is learnt that the political strategist has been assisting the party’s top leadership on elevation of Sidhu as PPCC chief and change of seats of some MLAs and dropping some others.

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