Bollywood actor Sonu Sood meets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, agrees to become Delhi govt's brand ambassador
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Friday.
In an joint press conference, Kejriwal confirmed that Sonu Sood agreed to become the brand ambassador of Delhi govt's 'Desh Ke Mentors' program which will be launched soon.
Meanwhile, Sonu Sood said, "Today, I have been given an opportunity to mentor lakhs of students. There is no greater service than guiding students. I am sure together we can and we will."
This comes after Maharashtra Congress prepared a 25-page strategy document where it recommended that the party should project actors Sonu Sood, Riteish Deshmukh or model Milind Soman as its mayoral candidate.
The strategy document has been prepared by Mumbai Congress Secretary Ganesh Yadav.
Sood gained recognition for his extraordinary philanthropic and humanitarian work since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak last year.
The actor also won praise from politicians.
In June this year, Telangana minister for municipal administration and urban development KT Rama Rao had called Sood a “superhero” and praised him for his selfless work in helping people to combat COVID-19.
From sending migrants to their respective home towns, providing hospital beds, medical aids to establishing oxygen plants in different cities, Sonu Sood was hailed as a “messiah” by netizens for helping Indians.
Like Sood, fitness freak Milind Soman has no ties to any political party but is hugely popular among the youth of the country which might be one of the reasons why Yadav proposed his name in the draft as well.
Sood had also met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in April this year with the state government appointing him as the brand ambassador of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state.
Making the announcement, Amarinder Singh thanked him for supporting the government’s campaign.
“Happy to share that actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood to be the Brand Ambassador of Punjab’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. I thank him for supporting our campaign to reach out to, and protect every Punjabi, and appeal to all to get vaccinated at the earliest,” the CM had said in a tweet.