Poll strategist Prashant Kishor resigned from his post as chief adviser to Punjabi Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday, saying he is "temporarily taking a break from an active role in public life."
Kishor's decision is accompanied by opinion polls in Punjab in less than a year. Kishor ran a successful congressional campaign in the 2017 polls. He designed campaigns like “Punjab Da Captain” to gain support from Singh.
In a letter to the Fifth Minister, Kishor writes: “Following my decision to temporarily suspend an active role in public life, I was unable to fulfil my responsibilities as an advisor.
“As I have yet to decide on my future actions, I am writing to ask you to relieve me of this responsibility. I take this opportunity to thank you for considering me for this position,” he wrote.
The Minister appointed Kishor in March as his senior advisor and conferred on him the rank and status of a cabinet minister. An announcement issued by the General Administration indicates that Kishor will collect token fees from Re 1.