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Canada election: Jagmeet Singh will again be a kingmaker as Trudeau fails to win majority

Toronto, September 21

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to hunt a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off at the same time as 17 Indo-Canadians have been elected as MPs.

Within the elections held on Monday, Trudeau’s ruling Liberal Get together once more ended up 14 seats wanting the 170-mark within the 338-member Home of Commons.

The Jagmeet Singh-led New Democratic Get together (NDP) will once more maintain the steadiness of energy because it elevated its tally from 24 to 27.

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The primary opposition Conservative Get together ended up with a tally of 122 seats – one up from the dissolved Home.

Among the many 17 Indo-Canadian winners are Jagmeet Singh, former Minister Tim Uppal and three present Cupboard Ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chagger and Anita Anand.

Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan once more gained from Vancouver South by beating Sukhbir Gill of the Conservative Get together.

Chagger, Minister of Variety, too retained her Waterloo seat as did Public Service Minister Anand her Oakville seat.

NDP chief Jagmeet Singh additionally retained his Burnaby South seat in British Columbia.

In British Columbia, three-time Liberal Get together MP Sukh Dhaliwal retained his Surrey-Newton seat by beating fellow Punjabi Avneet Johal of the NDP.

Two-time Liberal Get together MP Randeep Singh Sarai additionally gained the Surrey Centre seat by beating Sonia Andhi of the NDP.

In Quebec, the sitting Indo-Canadian Anju Dhillon retained her Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle seat.

In Alberta, Jasraj Singh Hallan retained the Calgary Forest Garden seat, however his fellow Conservative MP Jag Sahota misplaced to fellow Sikh George Chahal of the Liberal Get together.

Uppal is again as soon as once more after retaining the Edmonton Mill Woods seat for the Conservative social gathering.

He’s the brother-in-law of Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantt, Pargat Singh.

In Ontario, the Punjabi-dominated metropolis of Brampton once more re-elected all of the 4 sitting Indo-Canadian MPs – Maninder Sidhu, Ruby Sahota, Sonia Sidhu and Kamal Khera – towards fellow Indo-Canadians Naval Bajaj, Medha Joshi, Ramandeep Brar and Gurprit Gill, respectively.

The winners belong to Trudeau’s Liberal Get together.

Chandra Arya too retained the Napean seat in Ontario.

Lawyer Iqwinder Gaheer, who gained the Mississauga-Malton seat for the Liberal Get together, can be one of many youngest MPs to go the Home of Commons in Ottawa.

Sitting Conservative Get together MP Bob Saroya was one other recognized Indo-Canadian face to lose on Monday.

IANS

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