EC selects singer-actor Gurdas Maan as state icon for Punjab assembly polls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday selected famous Punjabi singer and actor Gurdas Maan as the state icon for the 2017 assembly polls.

Updated: Jul 13, 2016, 21:10 PM IST

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday selected famous Punjabi singer and actor Gurdas Maan as the state icon for the 2017 assembly polls.

An official spokesperson confirmed the report as he said, 'Maan's main role would be to motivate the youth of Punjab to get enrolled in voters list, besides motivating them to do ethical voting'.

"He will also advise all youth to vote without getting influenced by any undue inducement or intimidation," he added.

The elections for the 177-member Punjab Assembly will be held next year. 

(With agency inputs)