Updated: March 2, 2021 3:02:01 am
AHEAD OF the 2022 state Assembly elections, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has appointed political strategist Prashant Kishor as his principal advisor.
Amarinder broke the news via a tweet that said: “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!”
Kishor has been appointed “in the rank and status of a Cabinet minister”, the CMO tweeted, and will be working pro bono. It added that he will be paid Re 1 per month as token honorarium. He will be entitled to perks including a government residence, half a dozen staff members, free transport, free air travel, telephone and medical facilities.
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!
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 1, 2021
Kishor had worked with Amarinder ahead of the 2017 polls. The party had won a handsome majority with 77 seats in an Assembly of 117 members.