BJP fields Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur, Kirron Kher from Chandigarh

NEW DELHI: Actor Sunny Deol was on Tuesday fielded by the BJP as its candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab hours after he joined the party, while sitting MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher was renominated from the Union Territory.

The party has nominated Som Prakash as its candidate from Hoshiarpur in Punjab in place of Union Minister Vijay Sampla.

With the announcement of these three candidates, the party has declared its nominees for 437 seats, the highest number of Lok Sabha constituencies it has contested so far.

Sunny Deol, 62, who has played the lead role in blockbusters such as ‘Ghayal’, ‘Gadar’ and ‘Border’ joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. (AGENCIES)