Lok Sabha / BJP’s Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur

India Today : Apr 29, 2019, 12:12 PM
The actor offered prayer at the Golden Temple in Amritsar ahead of filling his nomination papers. Sporting a navy blue turban and wearing a blue shirt, the 62-year-old offered prayers at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple. He also offered prayers at the Durgiana Temple.

The Bollywood actor joined the party on April 23 in Delhi, in the presence of Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal.

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 Modiji."

"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 late Vinod Khanna had earlier represented Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat from BJP. Hema Malini, the BJP candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura seat, is Sunny Deol's stepmother.

Vinod Khanna passed away in April 2017. Later on, the seat went to Congress's Sunil Kumar Jakhar after the byelection. Congress has fielded Sunil Kumar Jakhar again from this seat.