Election 2019: Sunny Deol met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after becoming a member of the BJP
Per week after actor Sunny Deol joined the BJP, his father and veteran actor Dharmendra – a former BJP chief himself – stated that whereas his household was not very effectively versed in politics, patriotism ran of their blood. “We do not know the ABC of politics however patriotism is in our blood, we’ll serve the nation,” the 83-year-old actor stated.
“See the work that I did in Bikaner. Sunny can even serve the nation,” Dharmendra advised information company ANI. Dharmendra had contested the 2004 nationwide election on a BJP ticket from Bikaner and received.
Sunny Deol, who will contest the Lok Sabha Election from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, additionally had one thing to say alongside related strains. “Look, I have no idea a lot about politics however I’m a patriot,” Mr Deol stated in a rally after submitting his nomination in Gurdaspur on Monday.
Sunny Deol is the third in his household to make the leap into politics. Aside from Dharmendra, his stepmother Hema Malini is a sitting BJP lawmaker who’s presently in search of re-election from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.
Sunny Deol had talked about Dharmendra when he joined the BJP. “Like my father joined Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I’ve determined to go together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I would like PM Modi for the following 5 years,” he advised reporters after the BJP introduced his induction into the social gathering.
Sunny Deol is up in opposition to Congress candidate and sitting MP Sunil Jhakhar, who can be the president of the grand outdated social gathering in Punjab.
In his brief time in politics, the 62-year-old actor has already change into concerned in an argument. The Gurdaspur seat, a BJP stronghold, was represented by the late actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014. After his loss of life in 2017, there was hypothesis that his spouse Kavita Khanna would get the social gathering’s nomination from the seat, however after the BJP introduced Mr Deol’s nomination, Ms Khanna made her reservations clear.
“The BJP and my Prime Minister have my assist, however on the similar time I’ve to insist that what has occurred with me can completely not occur once more,” she stated. Regardless of her protests, nevertheless, she clarified that she was not going to benefit from the state of affairs. “I would like Gurdaspur to go to the Prime Minister’s kitty,” she had stated.
Punjab will vote on Could 19 within the final part of the nationwide election. Outcomes shall be out on Could 23.