New Delhi: BJP MP Sunny Deol triggered outrage when at a rally in Punjab’s Pathankot, he remarked that he was second to none when it came to beating someone up. Also Read - 'Gumshuda Ki Talaash', Missing Posters of Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol Surface at Parks, Railway Stations in Pathankot
The actor-turned-politician, who began a three-day visit to Pathankot on Saturday, made this remark for state government employees, who, he said he was told were harassing people for ‘electing a wrong person.’ Also Read - ‘It is my Area And my Home,’ Says Excited Sunny Deol on Being Selected to Visit Kartarpur on Nov 9
Speaking at the rally, a first-term Lok Sabha MP from Gurdaspur, who has mostly been missing from his constituency, said, “I have been told that the state government employees harass people saying they elected the wrong person. I don’t interfere in such trivial issues. I don’t believe in making controversial remarks but everyone knows no one is better than me when it comes to beating up someone.” Also Read - Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol to be Part of Official 'Jatha' to Visit Kartarpur on Nov 9: Punjab CMO
Notably, Sunny Deol is known for various action roles that he has performed his career. Several of his dialogues have become iconic over the years.
Reacting to the statement, the state’s ruling Congress said that it was not Sunny Deol who was at fault; it was rather the party itself which was at fault for ‘forcing’ an actor to enter politics. “He is dancing today just like he used to dance in films earlier,” Joginder Pal, Congress MLA from the Bhoa Assembly constituency, said.
Last year too, Sunny Deol had faced flak for appointing a ‘representative’ to take care of his Lok Sabha constituency and attend events on his behalf.