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BJP star campaigners Sunny Deol, Hema Malini canvass in Yamunanagar, Jind

Press Trust of India  |  Yamunanagar/Jind (Har) 

BJP's star campaigners Sunny Deol and Hema Malini canvassed for their party candidates in Yamunanagar and Jind on Thursday, appealing people to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the country on the path of progress.

Deol, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party recently is fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab while his stepmother Hema Malini is seeking re-election from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

While Deol campaigned in Yamunanagar city in support of BJP candidate and sitting MP from Ambala parliamentary constituency Rattan Lal Kataria, Malini addressed a public meeting in Jind, canvassing for party candidate and sitting MP from Sonipat, Ramesh Chander Kaushik.

People turned out in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of the two actor-turned-politicians after their helicopters landed in Yamunanagar and Jind, respectively.

Donning a white shirt, jeans and a cap, Deol, who is known for his patriotic films, raised slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' during the roadshow and appealed to the people to strengthen Modi's hands by voting for the local BJP candidate.

"We need a strong leader like Modi ji. Bring back NDA to power once again," appealed Deol, waiving to the large crowd that had lined up both sides of the road to catch a glimpse of the actor riding an open-top car.

"The pace of development during last five years is phenomenal and it must continue, for this you need to bring Modi ji back to power," said Deol.

There was a massive traffic jam on both the carriageways of Jail road in Yamunanagar from where Deol's roadshow began at around 5.30 pm.

In Jind, Malini said that country needs a strong leader and Modi has given such leadership.

"Country's prestige has increased globally under the present government," she said and appealed to the people to vote for the BJP.

Ten Lok Sabha seats of Haryana go to polls in the sixth phase on May 12.

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First Published: Fri, May 10 2019. 00:50 IST