The Hush Post| 19:26 pm |one-minute-read
Akshaye Khanna has been shortlisted by the Bharatiya Janata Party for Punjab’s Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. This seat was represented by his father Vinod Khanna.
“The party feels…if Kavita Khanna has no objections then Akshaye would bring…Bollywood charm as well his father’s memories to good effect,” a BJP leader said.
He added that Akshaye will be a “tough match” for the sitting MP Sunil Jakhar.
Both Congress and BJP both are trying to rope in as many Bollywood celebrities as possible.
As per media reports, The BJP has short shortlisted multiple names for three Lok Sabha seats in Punjab – Amritsar, Gurdaspur, and Hoshiarpur. Hardip Puri is being considered for Amritsar and Bollywood star Akshaye Khanna’s name figures in the panel of names for Gurdaspur.
The BJP is contesting elections in Punjab with an alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). BJP is also trying to pull advocate HS Phoolka into its fold. Phoolka recently quit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).