Sonu Sood’s work during Covid earned him the tag of “messiah of migrants”.
Actor Sonu Sood today announced that his sister Malvika Sood will contest the Punjab elections, which are due early next year, but remained silent on the party’s election.
The actor, whose work earned him immense praise during the COVID crisis, made the announcement at a press conference in Moga, about 170 km from capital Chandigarh.
Sood had recently met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
The actor had earlier met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who announced him as the brand ambassador of the “Desh Ka Mentors” program for school students.
Though he has been brought up by politicians and parties, Sonu Sood has always maintained that his donation has nothing to do with politics.
The meeting with Mr Kejriwal fueled rumors of a political debut, perhaps as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate in the Punjab elections.
Sonu Sood told reporters at that time, “No politics was discussed. Till now we have not discussed anything political.”
The 48-year-old actor’s philanthropy during the Covid crisis earned him the tag of “messiah of migrants”.
Sonu Sood was in the headlines during the Covid lockdown
Sonu Sood arranged buses, trains and even flights to transport hundreds of migrants stranded and helpless in the lockdown to their home states. During the second wave earlier this year, he arranged oxygen for Covid patients.