Breaking: 5 Turbaned Singhs make entry as MPs of the Canadian Parliament.
With the spectacular win of Liberal Party in the federal elections, five turbaned Sikh MPs and five South Asian women have made a historic entry into Canadian parliament.
With Reporting by Gurpreet Singh of HT
They are among 15 South Asian Liberal MPs elected in the 42nd parliamentary election.
Among the turbaned Sikh MPs are Navdeep Singh Bains and Raj Grewal from Ontario. Bains has served as MP in the past. Likewise, two turbaned Sikh MPs Harjit Singh Sajjan and Randeep Singh Sarai have been elected from BC. In Alberta Darshan Singh Kang was elected, while the first turbaned Sikh minister in the previous Conservative government Tim Uppal has been defeated by Amarjit Sohi of the Liberal Party. Uppal was also from Alberta which is considered as Conservative hotbed.
Other Punjabi Liberal MPs who got elected are Sukh Dhaliwal, Gagan Sikand, Raj Saini and Ramesh Sangha. Dhaliwal has served the parliament before.
In all, Liberals have won 184 out of total 338 seats in the house, while the Conservatives have bagged only 99 seats, leaving New Democrats with 44. The BQ has been elected on 10, whereas Green Party has got only one seat.
The following Punjabis Won:
FEDERAL ELECTION 2015
TOTAL SEATS: 338
LIBERALS: 175, CONSERVATIVES: 95, NDP: 32, BC:9, GREEN PARTY: 1
PUNJABIS WHO WON SO FAR:
NAVDEEP BAINS WINS FROM MISSISSAUGA-MALTON
YASMIN RATANSI WINS FROM DON VALLEY EAST
RAJ GAREWAL WINS FROM BRAMPTON EAST
OMAR ALGHABRA WINS FROM MISSISSAUGA CENTRE
KAMAL KHERA WINS FROM BRAMPTON WEST
RUBY SAHOTA WINS FROM BRAMPTON NORTH
RAMESH SANGHA WINS FROM BRAMPTON CENTRE
SONIA SIDHU WINS FROM BRAMPTON SOUTH
GAGAN SIKAND WINS FROM MISSISSAUGA-STREETVILLE
LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU WINS FROM PAPINEAU
STEPHEN HARPER WINS FROM CALGARY HERITAGE
THOMAS MULCAIR WINS FROM OUTREMONT
SUKH DHALIWAL WINS FROM SURREY-NEWTON
RANDEEP SARAI WINS FROM SURREY CENTRE
HARJIT SAJJAN WINS FROM VANCOUVER SOUTH
ANJU DHILLION WINS FROM DORVAL-LACHINE-LASALLE
CHANDRA ARYA WINS FROM NEPEAN
DARSHAN KANG WINS FROM CALGARY SKYVIEW