New Delhi । Actor Sunny Deol, son of veteran actor and former BJP MP Dharmendra, joined Bhartiya Janata Party today.
The 62-year-old actor was welcomed into the party by Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman, days after he met BJP President Amit Shah.
Actor Sunny Deol said that he will do whatever he can with all his heart. He said “He has done so much for the country. I want that he should remain the Prime Minister for the next five years because we want to develop as a country. Our youth needs people like Modi.’
He is the third person from his family to join Bhartiya Janata Party after his father and yesteryear star of the bollywood Dharmendra and his stepmother Hema Malini. Hema Malini is MP from Mathura and contesting from the same constituency.
“The way my father joined politics and this family during the time of Atalji, today I am here to join (Narendra) Modiji,” Deol said.
Later in a tweet, he thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for the warm welcome.
Sunny Deol may get a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha election from Gurdaspur in Punjab that was earlier represented by actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna.
After Vinod Khanna’s death in 2017, the Congress won the by-election in 2017.