Canada 2021 elections: Punjab-origin candidates sway in snap polls, leading in all 5 Brampton seats
From Oakville, Punjabi Anita Anand is also enjoying a lead.Author : Shagun
As Canadians headed to vote in the 44th general election, Trudeau's Liberal Party holds 107 seats, the Conservatives have 52, and the NDP has 15. In Brampton, five Punjabi-origin candidates
are leading in all five seats.
From Oakville, Punjabi Anita Anand is also enjoying a lead.
In Brampton, Ruby Sahota, Sonia Sidhu, Maninder Singh Sidhu, and Kamal Khera are dominating, while Jagdeep Singh is trailing behind a Liberal contender on one seat.
From Nepean, Chandra Arya takes the lead.
The NDP, led by Jagmeet Singh, is leading with 27 seats, three more than it won in the 2019 elections (24 seats).
From Surrey Central, Randeep Singh Sarai is leading and in Surrey-Newton, Sukh Dhaliwal is in lead. From Burnaby South, Jagmeet Singh holds lead.
Harjit Sajjan, Canada's defence minister, is locked in a tight race with conservative contender Sukhbir Singh Gill, with Sajjan leading just by 6 votes.
With 337 trends out of 338 seats, Jagmeet Singh's NDP is once again the kingmaker.
The Liberal Party leads with 154 seats, the Conservative Party with 122 seats, the NDP with 30, BQ 30, and the Greens with two.
The NDP is the only party that appears to be gaining seats in this round of snap polls as compared to previous elections in 2019.