Prime Minister Narendra Modi's principal advisor PK Sinha has resigned reportedly citing "personal grounds", sources said on Tuesday. With no more details so far, the exit of one of the Prime Minister's most trusted aides has raised eyebrows.
Sinha, who is a retired IAS officer of 1977 batch, was appointed as Principal Advisor to Modi in September 2019, after a brief stint as an officer on special duty (OSD). He was made OSD to the PM in August 2019, after he had served four years as Cabinet Secretary.
According to the order of his appointment, his tenure as Principal Advisor was co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister Modi or until further announcement, whichever earlier.
Earlier, Sinha served as Secretary with three Union ministries when the Congress-led UPA was in power.