Punjab singer Daler Mehndi joins BJP

After Bollywood star Sunny Deol, Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans and cricketer Gautam Gambhir now Punjabi and Hindi singer Daler Mehndi joined the bandwagon to be the latest celebrity to join BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Punjab.

The pop singer officially joined the Saffron party in the presence of Vijay Goel and Hans Raj Hans on Friday. Previously this week, the BJP fielded Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans from the North West Delhi ending the suspense over the BJP candidature from this seat with the party replacing incumbent MP Udit Raj with the popular singer.

Hans will compete against Guggan Singh of the AAP and Rajesh Lilothia of the Congress. After joining the BJP, Daler Mehndi said that he has an old affinity with the party.

Daler is recognised for his debut album song Bolo Ta Ra Ra. Interestingly, he has also sung several Bollywood numbers, Na Na Na Re from film Mrityudata being the highlight and Ru-Ba-Ru from Maqbool among others.