Seven Punjabis Elected to British Columbia Assembly

Seven candidates of the Punjab origin living in Canada were elected in the British Columbia provincial polls. Out of seven, six of them belong to New Democratic Party. A total number of 87 constituencies went to the British Columbia provincial polls. A party needs total 44 seats to form a government. The results in British Columbia were somewhat like this, NDP won 41 seats, Liberals won 43 and Green Party won 3 seats.

The candidates which are elected in the British Columbia provincial polls are Harry Bains (Surrey-Newton), Rachana Singh (Green Timbers), Jagrup Brar (Surrey-Fleetwood), Raj Chohan (Burnaby-Edmonds), Jinny Sims (Surrey Panorama) and Ravi Kahlon (Delta North), Jess Johal (Richmond-Queen borough).

From the seven candidates, Ravi Kahlon was a part of the Canadian hockey team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Jalandhar resident Rachna Singh has also made her mark in Canada by winning the elections. She is a daughter of Punjabi writer Dr. Raghbir Singh. Rachna did her schooling from a government high school in Chandigarh and is an alumna of Punjabi University. She is married to a radio broadcaster, Gurpreet Singh. Her brother-in-law is a spokesperson of Youth Akali Dal.

The British Columbia provincial polls winner went to Canada in 2000. Since then she had been working with Canadian Union of Public Employees before getting nominated.

The family of the newly elected MLA is proud of her achievements and is thankful to God for such success.

It is also a proud moment for the Punjab and the country that its seven citizens got elected in the British Columbia Provincial Polls in Canada.

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