Breaking: 5 Turbaned Singhs and a Dozen Punjabis Become MPs in Canada


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.

Photo by Punjabi Daily News Paper

Photo by Punjabi Daily News Paper

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

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