Renowned actor Sunny Deol joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday in presence of Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal in New Delhi.
It is learnt that the BJP will give a ticket to Sunny Deol to contest the Lok Sabha election 2019. He may be fielded from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency in Punjab. The announcement, however, has not been made yet. Veteran actor Vinod Khanna was BJP’s MP from Gurdaspur in 2014.
After joining the BJP, Sunny Deol said, “PM Modi has done a lot for the country and I wish that he remains the prime minister for another five years. Our youth needs people like Modi ji.”
“The way my father [veteran actor Dharmendra] worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking,” Sunny Deol said.
The speculations over Sunny Deol joining BJP started after party chief Amit Shah met the actor on Friday in Pune, Maharashtra. The BJP is yet to announce its candidates on three seats Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur in Punjab.
According to sources Amit Shah met Sunny Deol to convince him to contest the Lok Sabha election from Punjab. For the Lok Sabha election, the BJP has formed an alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. The BJP is contesting on three of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab