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Sunny Deol's LS attendance not impressive, actor already skipped 28 days of Parliament

Sunny Deol joined the BJP on April 23 this year.

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Aug 07, 2019, 11.25 AM IST
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Sunny Deol attended Parliament for five continuous days soon after the resumption of the monsoon session. However, he skipped the next whole week.
Actor and Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol seems to have failed in impressing his fans and voters with his attendance record in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha. According to Lok Sabha's attendance record, the 62-year-old has already skipped 28 days. He attended Parliament for five continuous days soon after the resumption of the monsoon session. However, he skipped the next whole week.

In total, the Gurdaspur lawmaker attended nine sittings of Parliament while missing 28 days out of a total of 37 days that the house functioned, including the extended session.

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.

He had joined the BJP on April 23, this year.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won this seat after fielding actor Vinod Khanna. After Khanna's demise in April 2017 by-polls were held and the seat went to Congress' Jakhar.

Deol is the third member of his family to join politics. Earlier in 2004, his father Dharmendra had also won the Bikaner Lok Sabha constituency for the BJP and his wife Hema Malini won Uttar Pradesh's Mathura seat for the party for a second consecutive term in the national elections.

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