Pathankot, January 13: Posters reading "missing MP Sunny Deol" or "gumshuda ki talaash MP Sunny Deol" were seen in Pathankot on Sunday. The posters were put up to protest the alleged "absence" of MP Sunny Deol from his constituency, Gurdaspur. Actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol had won his electoral debut by defeating Congress heavyweight and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from the Gurdaspur constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Sunny Deol, BJP Lawmaker From Gurdaspur, Takes Oath As Lok Sabha MP – Watch Video.
Deol had defeated Punjab Congress chief Jakhar by a margin of 82,459 votes. However, Deol hit controversy soon after he was elected after news of his appointing a "political representative" in his constituency made headlines. The posters of "missing MP Sunny Deol" once again surfaced in Pathankot, causing embarrassment for the actor turned politician. Sunny Deol Hopes Kartarpur Corridor Will Help in Maintaining Peace Between India and Pakistan.
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The posters were seen at the railway station and parks as well, said reports. The locals are reportedly upset about not seeing Deol often in the constituency. Sunny Deol Deploys 'Representative' to Take Care of Gurdaspur in His Absence, Congress Slams BJP MP.
In July last year, soon after he became an MP, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sunny Deol appointed Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his "representative" to take care of his Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency in his absence. The Congress party had slammed Sunny Deol and dubbed the move a "betrayal" with the voters of Gurdaspur. However, the Congress government in Punjab, provided Palheri security and official vehicle.