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Sonu Sood steps down as the State Icon for Punjab 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Sonu Sood steps down as the State Icon for Punjab 

After acting as the State Icon of Punjab for over a year, actor Sonu Sood has decided to step away from the position. He was appointed to the position in late 2020 for his remarkable work for the society during initial Covid-19 outbreak. The reason behind Sonu stepping down as the State Icon is that his sister is contesting in upcoming elections and the Election Commission demands him to leave the position for that matter.

In a recent conversation with Hindustan Times, Sonu said, "For the past two years, I was doing my bit as the State Icon of Punjab, spreading the message on how important it is to vote, help the state rebuild. Now, since my sister from my family is contesting in the Punjab elections, I can’t be the icon. It is not possible, or right. It was conveyed to me that I can no longer be sending a message that everyone has to come and vote because someone from my family is contesting. I think it is fine.”

"And now, when I have stepped down, I think I have more responsibility on my shoulders, that I have to do more… To spread the message (of rebuilding), and motivate people to come forward and do their bit (for the state)," the actor further added.


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