Post joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol files his nomination for the 2019 general elections from Gurdaspur. Walking on the PM modi’s footstep, Deol took the blessings from Harmandir Sahib and then went on to offer prayer 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 praised PM Modi and 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.”
Prior to Deol, 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.
Congress has fielded Sunil Kumar Jakhar against the actor from Gurdaspur. Deol will take on Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur. He held his first roadshow after joining the BJP to campaign for BJP's candidate Kailash Choudhary in from Barmer, Rajasthan. The BJP is contesting three of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.