New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the man behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphatic win in Lok Sabha and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s victory Assembly polls last year – Prashant Kishor is all set to now manage the election campaign of Capt Amarinder Singh of Congress party in Punjab Assembly polls next year.
Quoting AICC general secretary and Punjab Congress in-charge Shakeel Ahmad, a news report in the Indian Express says that Kishor’s team has already done the first round of survey for the party in Punjab. The party is hopeful that Kishor and his team will start its work on poll campaign from March this year.
The news report also said that Kishor was not charging any money for the assignment so there is no issue of conflict of interest for Kishor, who was given a Cabinet rank by the Bihar government on Saturday.
Sources also say that 37-year-old Prashant Kishor is scheduled to visit Punjab to meet Amarinder Singh other party top leaders to finalises the agreement.
The Bihar government, Friday, announced that Kishor has been appointed as advisor to CM Nitish Kumar with cabinet minister rank.
Kishor, a master strategist, was the brain behind the strategy to project Narendtra Modi as the face of good governance in the 2012 Gujarat polls and last year’s general elections, had switched over to Nitish Kumar’s side in the run up to Bihar assembly elections and successfully managed his poll campaign.