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Lok Sabha election: Kavita Khanna, Salaria to support Sunny Deol

When contacted over phone, Kavita said she will support Deol as she wanted Narendra Modi to be the Prime Minister of the country again.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 22:14 IST
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
Lok Sabha election,Kavita Khanna,Sunny Deol
Kavita Khanna (HT File )

Kavita Khanna, widow of veteran actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, and Swarn Salaria, who unsuccessfully contested the Gurdaspur bypoll in 2017, on Saturday declared to support Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Sunny Deol. Though upset over being overlooked for the Gurdaspur seat, both the leaders said they were loyal workers of the party.

When contacted over phone, Kavita said she will support Deol as she wanted Narendra Modi to be the Prime Minister of the country again.

On Friday, she had indicated that she could enter the poll fray from Gurdaspur as an Independent, saying there is “a lot of pressure” on her from the people of the constituency.

“I deserved the party ticket, but I respect the party’s decision to field Deol. I will also campaign for the victory of the party in Gurdaspur,” she said.

Salaria, who held a meeting with his supporters here on Saturday, said he is a loyal soldier of the party and PM Modi. “I will support and campaign for Deol,” he said.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 22:14 IST