Actor turned politician has stoked a controversy after appointing screenwriter Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his ‘aide’ to co-ordinate with government functionaries on his behalf.
Deol announced that Palheri will look after the affairs of his constituency on his behalf. Party insiders said Palheri had also been authorised to take up issues related to Gurdaspur with Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal.
Gurdaspur Sunny Deol
— Romz (@RomanaRaza) July 1, 2019
This guy is being paid around 2 lakh rupees per month, because of being an MP. In his full tenure, he’ll get 1.14 crore.
It’s all going from Indian tax payers pocket. Congratulations guys, you’ve just bought a very very expensive ticket of a super flop D-grade movie!
— Jas Oberoi | ਜੱਸ ਓਬਰੌਏ (@iJasOberoi) July 2, 2019
Wtf, the people voted for you not for Gurpreet ?
— ModernCyberPunk (@cyber_modern) July 1, 2019
Wow. So you elect a Public representative.
And he will select his Private representative.
This is the launch of PPP (Public Private Partnership) model in our Parliament!
— Anupam | अनुपम (@AnupamConnects) July 1, 2019
My friend attends class for me and marks attendance too. This is nothing new for engineering students.
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) July 2, 2019
After facing severe backlash, Deol defended his move on his official Twitter account.
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) July 2, 2019