The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released another list of candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and fielded actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur in Punjab. The party has renominated Kirron Kher from Chandigarh as its candidate.
Deol will take on Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur, which was in the past represented by the late actor Vinod Khanna from the BJP.
Soon after Deol joined BJP, there were speculations that he may be fielded from either Gurdaspur or Chandigarh.
He joined the party in presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, days after he met BJP president Amit Shah at Pune airport.
“The way my father (film star Dharmendra) was attached with Atalji, today I have come to join Modiji. Whatever I can do for this family (BJP), I will do it... I won’t talk, I will show you through my work,” Deol said.
(With PTI inputs)