Despite TMC Win in Bengal, Prashant Kishor Says He’s Ready to Quit

Kishor said his colleagues at I-PAC will take over his strategy work, in an interview to NDTV.

West Bengal
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File image of election strategist Prashant Kishor.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has said that he will quit the space of political strategy, after he aided in the Trinamool Congress' victory over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the West Bengal Assembly elections.

Speaking to NDTV, Kishor said that he had "no desire to continue in this space any longer".


Kishor's Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) has held many successful election campaigns for parties like the YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, Congress in Punjab, JD(U) in Bihar, and the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.

Kishor came to the limelight after he coordinated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign for the general elections in 2014. He followed that up with a massive mandate for the JD(U) and it's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Bihar, in 2015.

“I will quit this space any which way. I have no desire to continue in this space any longer”, said Kishor in the NDTV interview. “I am quitting despite winning. It’s a tough life and it’s a tough job. I have had enough. It’s time for colleagues to take over”, he added.

Kishor had recently been appointed as Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

He'd earlier said that the BJP would not cross double digits in Bengal, failing which he'd quit political strategising.

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