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When 'Chowkidar' met 'Indian'


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol who has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
Following the meeting, PM Modi posted a picture on Twitter and said that he was impressed by Deol's passion for a better India. "What struck me about Sunny Deol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur!"
"We both agree - Hindustan zindabad tha, hai aur rahega," tweeted the Prime Minister.
Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency was earlier represented by actor Vinod Khanna who won from here four times - 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014 - on a BJP ticket.
Deol, who joined BJP on April 23, has already come under electoral crosshairs of the party's rivals with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh terming him a 'filmi fauji'.
"Sunny Deol is a 'filmi fauji,' while I am a 'real fauji.' Captain Amarinder Singh had said in Gurdaspur on Friday.
The actor held his first roadshow in Rajasthan's Barmer on Saturday.

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 6:13 PM IST

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