Even as other political parties have declared most of their candidates, the BJP’s decision to keep the names on the three seats on hold has kept the aspirants and party workers on tenterhooks.Actors, whose names are said to be under consideration, include Sunny Deol, who is said to have met BJP national chief Amit Shah today. Before Deol, the party had also contemplated the names of actor Poonam Dhillon and Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina from Amritsar. The Gurdaspur seat is likely to go to former MP Vinod Khanna’s wife Kavita Khanna or his son Akshaye Khanna.
For Hoshiarpur, initially the main contest was seen between sitting MP Vijay Sampla and Phagwara MLA Som Parkash. However, the RSS is learnt to have projected the name of former Chairman of Punjab SC Commission Rajesh Bagha. The name of former AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa is also said to be under consideration.