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Vinod Khanna to contest from Punjab's Gurdaspur on BJP ticket

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 12:11pm IST | Agency: ANI

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. 

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