New Delhi:Bollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. If reports are to be believed, the ruling party may field the actor from Punjab’s Gurdaspur or Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. Also Read - Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Passes Away; PM Modi, Rajnath Express Grief
“He (Sunny Deol) understands the pulse of people and we are certain he will prove to be a strong leader,” said Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: NDA is One, Will Contest Polls Together, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad
The development comes days after BJP chief Amit Shah met the actor in Pune. If reports are to be believed, Shah met the ‘Gadar’ actor in a bid to convince him to contest from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat. Also Read - 'Nothing More Than Desperate Case of Political Compulsion For Badals', Punjab CM on SAD Snapping Ties With BJP
Addressing media, Deol said,”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.”
Notably, Sunny’s father and veteran Bolywood actor Dharmendra was associated with the BJP in the past. His step- mother Hema Malini is BJP MP from Mathura.