ACTOR Sunny Deol, the BJP candidate for Punjab’s Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi appreciated Deol’s “humility and deep sense of passion for a better India”. “Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur. We both agree that India will continue to prosper,” the PM tweeted, posting a picture with the actor. Deol joined the BJP on April 22 and was fielded from Gurdaspur.
The actor is pitted against Congress leader Sunil Jakhar, Aam Aadmi Party’s Peter Masih and Punjab Democratic Alliance’s Lal Chand. “Had a great interaction with Sunita Kangra, Avtar Singh and Anju Kamalkant. They will be serving as Mayors of South Delhi, North Delhi and East Delhi Municipal Corporations respectively.