Chandigarh, October 3: The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Monday that ‘Mirzapur’ actor Pankaj Tripathi will become its national icon.
Notably, in 2018, he was declared the ‘State Icon’ of Bihar.
Meanwhile, The Election Commission of India (ECI) took to their Twitter handle to declare its National icon and wrote, “ECI launches Radio series - #MatdataJunction in collaboration with @AkashvaniAIR for voter awareness. Actor & State Icon Shri @TripathiiPankaj declared ECI’s National Icon.”
— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) October 3, 2022
Meanwhile, All India Radio also took to their Twitter handle and wrote, "Bollywood Actor Pankaj Tripathi declared as the National Icon of the Election Commission of India.
Bollywood Actor Pankaj Tripathi declared as the National Icon of the Election Commission of India. @TripathiiPankaj expressed gratitude towards the ECI for giving him this enormous responsibility.@ECISVEEP @PIB_India @MIB_India @SpokespersonECI
Report: Rahisuddin Rihan pic.twitter.com/lPBciE680M
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) October 3, 2022
While speaking to All India Radio, Pankaj Tripathi said that he was thankful to the ECI for naming him the National Icon
Tripathi said that Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar asked him about the same. In the meanwhile, the formalities were yet to be completed via exchange of emails.
He further said that he will try his best to fulfill his responsibility with full commitment and dedication.
Pankaj Tripathi, who hails from Bihar, is famous for his acting skills in OTT series and movies.