The Election Commission has served a notice to Sunny Deol, Bollywood actor and BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, seeking response for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. Poll officials took serious note of a public meeting held by Deol in Pathankot even after the silent period came in force. They also found that a loud speaker was used in the public meeting in which around 200 people were present. The notice pointed out that Deol has violated the model code of conduct by holding a public meeting during the silent period. Election campaign is completely prohibited before 48 hours of the polling process. Doel contested against Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar in the Lok Sabha elections.