New Delhi: Due to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, there are many prominent faces in the country's major political parties. In this sequence, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol also joined BJP. Earlier, a photo of BJP President Amit Shah was viral, in which Sunny Deol was also together. It is being said that Amit Shah wants Bollywood actor Sunny Deol to contest from Punjab and he has also agreed to this.
Sunny Deol, who is remembered for his stellar performances in movies Ghayal, Border, and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, is the third person from his family to join politics and the BJP. The 62-year-old actor had met BJP president Amit Shah last week amid speculation that he may contest from Amritsar or Gurdaspur. Sunny Deol’s father, Dharmendra had also contested a Lok Sabha poll and won from Rajasthan’s Bikaner in 2004. He has made a few appearances in 2019 Lok Sabha elections to campaign for his wife Hema Malini who is contesting from Mathura.
Earlier, reports claimed that the BJP is contemplating to give a ticket to Sunny Deol from Amritsar seat from where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had unsuccessfully contested in 2014. Jaitley was defeated by present Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh by a margin of over a lakh votes. Voting on all 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab is scheduled to be held in the last of the seven-phased elections on May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.