New Delhi: BJP national president Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol at the Pune airport on Friday- and now rumours are rife that Deol might join the party amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - Home Ministry Declares 9 Khalistani Separatists Abroad as Terrorists Under UAPA Act
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According to news reports, the meeting lasted for only five minutes. They met at the airport lounge. Also Read - Flood Situation in Assam, Bihar Worsens, Amit Shah Speaks to Chief Ministers, Centres Assures All Possible Help
The image has also gone viral in the backdrop of the BJP expected to announce its candidates for the three seats in Punjab anytime now.
In an exclusive report in NDTV, Sunny Deol said, “I heard about it (rumours of him joining politics). I just me him (Amit Shah) and we took a photograph together and that is it.”
Sunny Deol, who is known for films like ‘Ghayal’ and ‘Border’ and has been a popular Bollywood action hero, is the son of veteran actor Dharmendra. His step-mother Hema Malini is a BJP MP from the Mathur Lok Sabha constituency and is seeking another term this election.
The BJP has formed an alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab and is fighting three of the 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab: Amritsar, Gurdaspur, and Hoshiarpur.
Punjab is set to go to polls on May 19. The results of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections will be announced on May 23.