Sonu Sood “Voluntarily Stepped Down” As Punjab’s State Icon. Reason INSIDE

The Election Commission of India has withdrawn the appointment of actor Sonu Sood as Punjab’s ‘state icon’. Sonu Sood had been made Punjab’s ‘icon’ over a year ago by the Election Commission of India. A tweet shared by Sonu Sood in which the Bollywood star said that he voluntarily stepped down as a family member was contesting the upcoming assembly polls.

In a tweet, he said, “Like all good things, this journey has come to an end too. I’ve voluntarily stepped down as the state icon of Punjab.” “This decision was mutually taken by me and the EC in light of my family member contesting in Punjab Assembly elections.  I wish them luck for future endeavors,” Sood said.

Earlier, he revealed his sister Malvika Sood will contest the elections. But Sonu was tight lipped about the party.

Meanwhile, Sonu Sood is one of the beloved actors of the Pollywood and Bollywood industry. He belongs to Moga District in Punjab. The actor had catapulted to the national spotlight for helping migrant workers reach their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown last year.

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He helped them to arrange transport facilities for migrant workers stuck in various places while returning back to their homes amid joblessness amid the lockdown. His humanitarian work was highly appreciated by the public.

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