close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Sikhs in Canadian province quit Liberal Party

A large group of Sikhs in the Canadian province of British Columbia quit the Liberal Party of Canada to protest the nomination of a party candidate backed by the World Sikh Organisation (WSO).



Vancouve:A large group of Sikhs in the Canadian province of British Columbia quit the Liberal Party of Canada to protest the nomination of a party candidate backed by the World Sikh Organisation (WSO).

"We think this Liberal Party's been hijacked by the WSO," said Rajinder Singh Bhela, a longtime Liberal and former general secretary of the Ross Street Temple, Vancouver's largest Sikh temple.

The development could be an embarrassing blow to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in the general elections scheduled for 2015, CBC News reported Tuesday.

"The Liberal Party, especially Justin, is in bed with extremist and fundamental groups. That's why I decided to leave the Liberal Party," said Kashmir Dhaliwal, former president of the powerful Khalsa Diwan Society, founded by Sikh pioneers in 1902.

The walkout was triggered by the party's selection of a WSO-backed candidate, Harjit Singh Sajjan, over a prominent businessman, Barj Dhahan for Vancouver South. Dhahan is a moderate ally of Ujjal Dosanjh, the previous Liberal MP. 

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi