Bollywood Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood on Sunday announced the entry of his sister Malvika Sood’s entry in politics. The actor shared that she will be contesting the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections which are to be held early next year. However, the Dabangg choose to remain tight-lipped on the choice of party.
In a press conference held at his home in Punjab's Moga on November 14, Sonu was quoted by Indian Express saying, “Malvika is ready. Her commitment to serving people is unparalleled.”
Issues of healthcare and employment will be the top priority for his sister as she forays into politics, Sood told reporters.
Interestingly, Sood shared that he recently met with chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, and also added that he was in an open meeting with other political leaders, including AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
In the past, the actor had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who declared him a brand ambassador for a "Desh ka Mentors" programme for school students.
“But it is a big decision of life when it comes to joining a political party, it is more about ideologies not casual meetings,” Sonu Sood continued, “We will reveal at right time about the party.”
Malvika is most likely to contest from the constituency of Moga, according to Sood.
Ask Sonu Sood if he will be joining politics too, the actor highlighted, “First it is important to support Malvika, she is connected to our roots in Moga. I will reveal my own plans later.”
The Indian Express report quoted Sonu Sood elaborating Malvika’s plans and said that ‘healthcare’ will be her top priority. The 48-year-old actor added that if elected, she will ensure that patients who need dialysis get them for free.
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She will also address the issue of unemployment in the state. “Youths in Punjab go to drugs only when they don’t get work, they are unemployed. We are already working on it,” he said.
Sonu Sood emerged as one of the most notable figures during the Covid crisis, earning him the title of the "messiah of migrants".
For the unversed, Sonu Sood arranged buses, trains and even flights to take hundreds of migrants, stranded and helpless in the lockdown, to their home state. During the second wave earlier this year, he organised oxygen for Covid patients.
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