17 Indians also reached the Parliament of Canada, the seats of the New Democratic Party led by Jagmeet Singh increased
In Canada's parliamentary elections held on Monday, 17 candidates of Indian origin have also been elected. Jagmeet Singh is also included in the Indians who reached the Parliament. The number of the New Democratic Party (NDP) led by him has increased from 24 to 27.
Apart from Jagmeet, the Indian-origin people who won the election include former minister Tim Uppal and three incumbent cabinet ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chaggar and Anita Anand. Defense Minister Harjeet won the Vancouver South seat defeating Conservative Party candidate Sukhbir Gill. Tourism Minister Chuggar was successful in retaining her Waterloo seat, while Public Service Minister Anand Oakville returned to Parliament from the seat. NDP leader Jagmeet has been re-elected from the Burnaby South seat of British Columbia. Uppal has won as a Conservative Party candidate. He is a close relative of Pargat Singh, Congress MP from Jalandhar Cantt.
Sukh Dhaliwal, a three-time Liberal Party MP, managed to save his Surrey-Newton seat by defeating Punjabi Avneet of the NDP. Two-time Liberal Party MP Randeep Singh Sarai won from Surrey Center seat. He has defeated Sonia Aandhi of NDP. Anju Dhillon managed to win again from the Dorval seat in the province of Quebec. Jasraj Singh Halan also managed to save his Calgary Forest Lawn seat, but his Conservative colleague Jag Sahota was defeated by the Liberal Party's Sikh candidate George Chahal. All four seats in Brampton City in the Sikh-dominated Ontario province have again come under Indian-origin candidates. Maninder Sidhu, Ruby Sahota, Sonia Sidhu and Kamal Khera have been elected from here. All of them are candidates for Trudeau's Liberal Party. Chandra Arya, lawyers Ekvinder Gahir and Bab Saroya are also among those who reached Parliament.