“Like All Good Things…”: Sonu Sood Steps Down As Punjab’s “State Icon”

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Sonu Sood has been identified for his philanthropic efforts amid the pandemic. (File)

Chandigarh/ New Delhi:

Actor Sonu Sood, who has been praised for his philanthropic efforts amid the pandemic, on Friday stated he has “voluntarily” stepped down because the “State Icon” of Punjab – a call that he stated was taken “mutually” by him and the Election Fee. The transfer comes forward of the state elections.

“Like all good issues, this journey has come to an finish too. I’ve voluntarily stepped down because the state icon of Punjab. This resolution was mutually taken by me and the EC (Election Fee) in mild of my member of the family contesting in Punjab Meeting Elections. I want them luck for future endeavours,” Sonu Sood tweeted as we speak.

Like all good issues, this journey has come to an finish too.I’ve voluntarily stepped down because the State Icon of Punjab.This resolution was mutually taken by me and EC in mild of my member of the family contesting in Punjab Meeting Elections.
I want them luck for future endeavours.????????

— sonu sood (@SonuSood) January 7, 2022

Earlier this night, the Election Fee had tweeted that it has withdrawn the 48-year-old actor’s appointment.

Mr Sood, who’s from Punjab’s Moga district, was chosen because the “State icon” by the ballot physique final 12 months.

In November, he had stated that his sister, Malvika Sood, would contest the Punjab polls. However he was tight-lipped concerning the social gathering.

The announcement got here days after his assembly with Chief Minister Charanjeet Singh Channi.

Sonu Sood can also be identified for his affiliation with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Celebration, a key challenger to the Congress authorities in Punjab.

Mr Kejriwal had final 12 months declared Sonu Sood the model ambassador for a “Desh ka Mentors” programme for varsity college students.

The assembly with Mr Kejriwal had spurred rumours of a political debut for the actor.
 

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