Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins BJP today. As per reports, the 62-year-old actor is likely to be fielded by the BJP from Punjab’s Gurdaspur seat.
The 62-year-old actor had met BJP president Amit Shah last week and now joins the party in the presence of Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman.
Sunny Deol joins BJP
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 actor said in a press conference, “The way my Papa worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking.”
The 62-year-old actor’s father Dharmendra had represented the BJP and contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Rajasthan’s Bikaner and emerged victorious. Sunny Deol’s step-mother and actor Hema Malini represents Mathura for the BJP and has been active in politics.
The BJP is contesting on three of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.