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Wouldn't have allowed Sunny to contest from Gurdaspur had I known Sunil Jakhar was his opponent: Dharmendra

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and former BJP leader said he would not have allowed his son to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gurudaspur, had he known that he is contesting against Sunil

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

He went on to explain that since Sunny comes from the film industry, he cannot debate with an like Jakhar.

"He (Sunil) is also like my son I had a very strong and good relationship with his father Sunny cannot debate with him as he (Sunil) is an and even his father was a very experienced politician, but we come from the film industry. Moreover, we are not here to debate but to listen to the plight of people as we love this land," said

The 83-year-old revealed that he got emotional when he saw people supporting his son during his first roadshow held after filing nomination papers for the Gurdaspur seat.

"I was watching the roadshow from and there was a big crowd. I got emotional. I know people love us but I was surprised by seeing so much love," he said.

is the incumbent parliamentarian from Gurdaspur. 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 Gurdaspur on May 19 in the seventh and last phase of the elections. Results for all seven phases will be declared on May 23.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 09:00 IST
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