New Delhi, Mar 26 ANI | 4 months ago

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.


The party announced this as it released a list of nine more candidates last night.

Khanna will take on Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa who had defeated him in the last election in 2009 by a narrow margin.

Khanna had joined BJP in 1997 and was elected from Gurdaspur constituency in the next year's Lok Sabha poll. In 1999, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the same constituency.

In 2004 he won re-election from Gurdaspur. However, he lost out in the 2009 Lok Sabha poll.

(Posted on 26-03-2014)