Actor Sunny Deol (Ajay Singh Deol) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, 23 April. The actor, who is known for his movies like Border and The Hero: Love Story of a Spy will be contesting from Gurdaspur in Punjab against Indian National Congress’ Sunil Jakhar and Aam Aadmi Party's Peter Masih.
Soon after his entry into politics, the Twitterati caught on and responded with memes and jokes regarding Deol's entry into politics.
Sunny Deol: "I'VE JOINED BJP"— Akshar (@AksharPathak) April 23, 2019
Sunny Deol: "GADAR MACHA DOONGA"
Crowd: *cheering gets louder*
Sunny Deol: "PUNJAB KE SAARE HANDPUMP UKHAAD DOONGA"
Sunny Deol: "aur electric motorized waley lagwa doonga"
*crowd goes wild* *few fans faint*
Ab to Yeh Dhai Kilo Haath Uthega desh ki bhalai ke liye #SunnyDeol— Labdhi Shah (@honey1925) April 23, 2019
Haath of Congress— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 23, 2019
Dhai Kilo Ka Haath of BJP. #SunnyDeol
Gadar: Ek ‘Meme’ Katha?
Of course, there were a lot of memes based on scenes from his movie Gadar: Ek Prem Katha that went viral on social media.
Actors And Artists Also Joined The Club
Stand-up comedian Atul Khatri, along with ad filmmaker Ram Subramanian, also reacted to Deol joining BJP.
Giving ticket to #SunnyDeol for Lok Sabha elections is like inviting DJ Bobby Deol to headline Tommorowland— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) April 24, 2019
Sunny Deol has joined BJP to learn acting from Narendra Modi.— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) April 23, 2019
The 62-year-old actor was welcomed into BJP by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday.
Deol said, "The way my papa worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking."
He is not the first one to contest from his family of veteran actors. His father, Dharmendra, had fought on a BJP ticket from Bikaner in Rajasthan in 2004, and his stepmother Hema Malini is the sitting BJP MP from Mathura and is re-contesting from the same constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
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