New Delhi, April 23: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi.
The BJP will reportedly give a ticket to Sunny Deol to contest the Lok Sabha election 2019.
There have been reports that the actor will be fielded from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency in Punjab.
The announcement, however, has not been made yet.
After joining the party, Deol said, “The way my Papa worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking”.
The speculations over Sunny Deol joining BJP started doing the rounds after party chief Amit Shah met the actor on Friday in Pune.
The BJP, that has formed an alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal, is fighting three of the 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab: Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur. The party is yet to announce its candidates on these three seats.
Sunny Deol, 62, is best known for his action hero roles in films like “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha”, “Himmat”, “Ghatak” and “Border”.