New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, who has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
Following the meeting, Modi posted a picture on Twitter and said that he was impressed by Deol's passion for a better India. "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!"
"We both agree - Hindustan zindabad tha, hai aur rahega," tweeted the Prime Minister.
What struck me about @iamsunnydeol 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!
We both agree- हिन्दुस्तान जिंदाबाद था, है, और रहेगा! pic.twitter.com/o4tcvITy2e
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2019
Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency was earlier represented by actor Vinod Khanna who won from here four times - 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014 - on a BJP ticket. Deol, who joined the BJP on 23 April, has already come under electoral crosshairs of the party's rivals with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh terming him a 'filmi fauji'.
"Sunny Deol is a 'filmi fauji', while I am a 'real fauji'," Captain Amarinder Singh had said in Gurdaspur on Friday.
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Updated Date: Apr 28, 2019 22:07:43 IST