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MP Sunny Deol gives clarification after being criticised for appointing a proxy to work

Sunny Deol gives clarification over representative row

After facing criticism for appointing a “proxy” to work on his behalf in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, first-time MP Sunny Deol clarified that the move was to ensure no delay or disruption in work.

The first-time MP Sunny Deol’s move to appoint a “proxy” for attending meetings with concerned authorities on his behalf, has been severely criticised by the opposition parties. After facing a lot of criticism MP Sunny Deol clarified his move in a post on Twitter.

Taking a swipe at his critics Deol tweeted, “It is really unfortunate how a controversy is being made out of absolutely nothing.”

He further stated the main intention behind his appointment of a PA (Personal Assistant) is the smooth running of work without any disruption or delay.

Deol in an official letter declared that he has appointed Gurpreet Singh Palheri for representing him in meetings with concerned authorities. This decision of appointing proxy has been condemned by all the opposition parties. Few called it a “betrayal” of the mandate.

“I hereby appoint Gurpreet Singh Palheri, son of Supinder Singh, resident of village Palheri, district Mohali, Punjab, as my representative to attend meetings and follow important matters pertaining to my parliamentary constituency, Gurdaspur (Punjab), with concerned authorities,” the letter signed by Deol read.

On Saturday Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh claimed that the BJP has “pressurised” the Bollywood actor Sunny Deol for contesting Lok Sabha polls from the Gurdaspur seat, threatening to conduct an income tax raid on him.

Amongst his critics, one of the most prominent leaders launching an offensive is none other than Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab. Attacking Deol, Singh said that the actor turned politician is hardly meant for politics, he will “run away” to Mumbai as soon as the Lok Sabha election ends.

He also remarked that it is difficult for Deol to serve the people of Gurdaspur as he is “unaware” of issues related to people here. While addressing a public meeting in favour of MP Jakhar, the chief minister asked Deol to watch television or read the newspaper for getting updates on the current situation of the country.

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