Deol to canvass in other seats too
Amritsar, April 30
Bollywood actor and BJP’s Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol will be campaigning in other constituencies too, says BJP state president Shwait Malik. “Deol is being underestimated by rivals. He is a nationalist by heart and has already struck a connect with the people through his films. An indication of his popularity was the extraordinary welcome he got in Gurdaspur when he came to file his nomination papers,” he says.
Dismissing criticism on Deol delivering filmi dialogues and skipping local issues, Malik says the same was said about Vinod Khanna, yet he won four times as MP and contributed significantly to the development of Gurdaspur. “I believe Sunny Deol will come out with flying colours and Sunil Jakhar will see his security forfeited”.
Malik claims sitting Congress MP Gurjeet Aujla is no match for Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. “Aujla is an uneducated person with negligible experience. He could not bring funds for the holy city of Amritsar. He could do nothing for his adopted Mudhal village. Rather, it was Puri who got the approach road to the village made and sanctioned free LPG connections,” he says. Denying infighting, Malik says the SAD-BJP stands united against a divided Congress.