Chandigarh: Actor-turned-politician and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol visits a church in the constituency. Also Read - BJP Leaders From Outside Campaigning in Bengal Responsible For COVID-19 Surge: Mamata Banerjee
Deol filed his nomination papers from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab on April 29. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in the morning, Deol filed his nomination in Gurdaspur. Deol was accompanied by his brother and actor Bobby Deol. Also Read - After PM Modi's Request to Keep Kumbh Mela 'Symbolic', Juna Akhada Calls Off Celebrations
Days after Deol joined the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met the Bollywood actor in the national capital. Soon after the meeting, PM had taken to micro-blogging site Twitter to post a picture with the actor. Alongside the picture, PM also quoted lines from the actor’s popular film ‘Gadar’. Also Read - EC Curtails Campaign Timing Up To 7 PM, Extends Silence Period As COVID Cases Soar In Bengal
“What struck me about Sunny Deol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur. Hindustan Zindabad tha, hai, aur rahega,” PM Modi wrote with a picture of them smiling and shaking hands.
Deol had joined the saffron party on April 23. After joining BJP, he had said, “Like my father joined Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I have decided to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I want PM Modi for the next five years.”