Hitting out, sarcastically, at actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol for staying away from his constituency of Gurdaspur, posters showing him to be ‘missing’ were seen near railway station in Pathankot.
The posters put up on the walls read – “Gumshuda ki talash MP Sunny Deol” (Search for missing MP Sunny Deol).
The BJP MP Sunny Deol, had appointed his personal assistant last year to ensure ‘smooth flow of work’ during his absence but that also created controversy.
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Deol had dubbed the controversy “unfortunate”. “It is extremely unfortunate to see a controversy being created out of nothing at all. I have appointed my PA (Personal Assistant) to represent my office in Gurdaspur. This appointment has been made to ensure smooth flow of work whenever I am out of Gurdaspur to attend Parliament or travelling for work,” the actor-turned-politician had said in a statement posted on Twitter.
He had further said that the appointment was “to merely ensure that no work is disrupted or delayed due to any reason whatsoever and to keep myself updated on a daily basis”.
He had also added that he was “genuinely committed” to the welfare of the constituency in Punjab and would do his best to serve “people to the best of his capacity”.
In his debut election, Deol had defeated sitting MP and Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar by 82,459 votes from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won this seat after fielding actor Vinod Khanna.
(With inputs from agencies.)