Election Commission names Sonu Sood as Punjab icon for moral voting

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | November 17, 2020 12:02:52 am Bollywood actor Sonu Sood (Source: Sonu Sood/Instagram) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed actor Sonu Sood because the Punjab state icon to make individuals aware of moral voting, an official assertion in Chandigarh mentioned on Monday.
Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Karuna Raju mentioned his workplace had despatched a proposal to the ECI on this regard they usually authorised the identical.
Belonging to Punjab Moga’s district, the actor grew to become a nationwide hero as he helped transport 1000’s of migrants caught at numerous locations to their properties throughout the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
On September 30, he was honoured with the Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme for his efforts to assist individuals in occasions of Covid-19.
The actor had earlier informed The Indian Express that he empathized with the migrants after seeing visuals of them strolling on foot to their properties.
“I can relate to migrants. When I came to Mumbai, I came on a train and had no reservation….migrants walking on the roads, with their kids, elders… were the most disturbing visuals of my life,” the actor had mentioned.
An issue had erupted over his Ghar Bhejo initiative with it being alleged that he had undertaken the humanitarian work with political ambitions. Sood, nonetheless, had clarified that he wouldn’t be becoming a member of or campaigning for any get together. “I don’t see myself comfortable doing any such election campaigning. These speculations going around that I am going to join BJP… these are not at all true. I am not joining politics or any other party,” he had mentioned. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd