ECI Revokes Actor Sonu Sood’s Appointment As Punjab’s ‘Icon Of The State’
The Indian Election Commission has overturned actor Sonu Sood’s appointment as Punjab State Icon.
Sonu Sood had become the icon of Punjab more than a year ago by the Election Commission of India.
The ECI revoked Sood’s appointment as Punjab’s state icon on January 4, Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said in an official statement on Friday.
Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood said last November that his sister Malvika was joining politics, but he has no such plans for himself.
Belonging to Moga District in Punjab, Sood had catapulted himself into the national spotlight for helping migrant workers return home during the Covid lockdown last year.
Sood had organized transport facilities for migrant workers stranded at various locations while returning home amid unemployment amid the Covid lockdown.
His humanitarian work was greatly appreciated by all sections of society.
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