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Sonu Sood steps down as Punjab’s ‘State Icon’

8/01/2022 at 1:17 PM

New Delhi, Jan 8: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood on Friday “voluntarily” stepped down as the “State Icon” of Punjab.

Sood shared that the decision was taken “mutually” by him and the Election Commission. This move comes ahead of the state elections.

He took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “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 EC in light of my family member contesting in Punjab Assembly Elections. I wish them luck for future endeavours.”

Earlier on Friday, the Election Commission had announced on Twitter that the 48-year-old actor’s appointment as Punjab’s state icon has been withdrawn.

He had said in November that his sister, Malvika Sood, will contest the upcoming Punjab polls, but he was tight-lipped about the party.

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