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Dharmendra's praise higher than any post: Sunil Jakhar

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This is Dharmendra's greatness, said Sunil Jakhar, reacting to the veteran actor's praise for him. The lawmaker was referring to Dharmendra's comment stating that he wouldn't have allowed son Sunny Deol, the BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, to contest elections had he known that the opponent was

"This is his greatness. It is his own view," said the

He claimed that only a portion of the "Sholay' actor's remark was shown in the media and went on to add that the praise was more profuse than what was reported.

"Only a portion of what he said was shown in the media. What he said initially was that Sunil is a clean, honest hard-working and well-meaning person. This, I believe is higher than any post for me," Jakhar, the sitting lawmaker from Punjab's said.

"Balram was like my brother, had I known his son was contesting from Gurdaspur, I would have not allowed Sunny (to contest against him)," had said.

In 2004, had refused to contest the Lok Sabha elections against from Churu in That year he won the polls for BJP from Bikaner. His wife is seeking re-election from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, making Sunny the third one in the family to take the political plunge.

Sunil Jakhar, the incumbent parliamentarian from Gurdaspur, is the son of He won the seat in the 2017 bye-elections after the death of The constituency is a BJP stronghold and was first won by Khanna in 1998.

Polling will be held in on May 19 in the seventh and last phase of the elections. Results for all seven phases will be declared on May 23.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 15:02 IST