With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) all set to return for a third consecutive term in office, political strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday announced his retirement from election management.
Kishor, the man behind the TMCs electoral victory despite stiff challenge from a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, said that he had been thinking of quitting for too long and was looking for an opportunity.
"I have been thinking of quitting for too long and was looking for an opportunity, Bengal gave me that chance," he said.
Kishor, who had earlier expressed confidence of the TMC winning West Bengal, said then that he would quit if the BJP crossed the 100-seat mark in the assembly polls.
The poll strategists decision comes as the TMC is so far leading in 207 seats with the BJP trailing with 82 seats as counting of votes for 294 seats is underway.