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 - Board Exams 2021: Punjab Joins List of States to Cancel Class 12th Board Exam 2021. Check PSEB Result/Evaluation Criteria
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According to news reports, the meeting lasted for only five minutes. They met at the airport lounge. Also Read - Chandigarh Lockdown Update: Sunday Lockdown Lifted, Night Curfew To Remain in Force From 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM
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.