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Shubman Gill named Punjab 'state icon' for Lok Sabha polls, to engage in awareness campaigns

Shubman Gill will be part of the awareness campaigns to increase the voter percentage in Lok Sabha Polls in Punjab. He has been named the Punjab's 'state icon' for the upcoming polls. Along with him, popular Punjabi singer Tarsem Jassar was also bestowed with the same title.

Varun Malik Edited By: Varun Malik @varunm0212 New Delhi Published on: February 20, 2024 21:18 IST
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Indian cricketer Shubman Gill has been named as Punjab's 'state icon' for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The star cricketer will be bestowed the responsibility of engaging in awareness campaigns to increase the voter percentage in the state. 

Punjab witnessed a 65.96 vote percentage in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections for the 13 seats and the poll panel has set the target of "Is Vaar 70 Paar" for the upcoming polls. The Punjab Chief Electoral Officer's office designated the title to Gill.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab also shared the post on social media. "Welcoming Shubman Gill as State Icon of Punjab. From pitching runs on the cricket field to pitching for high Voter Turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2024," it wrote on X.

Sibin C, the Chief Electoral Officer, had a meeting with all deputy commissioners of Punjab on Friday and said they were identified to hunt such places where the voters turn out was less last time. Sibin said that awareness campaigns and appeals made by Gill would inspire the voters to cast their rights. Tarsem Jassar, the popular Punjabi singer, was earlier named a 'state icon' too. The polls are likely to be held in April and May.

Gill is currently part of the Indian team for the Test series against England. He scored a century and hit a 91 in the series batting number three. He 

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