The Indo-Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh emerged as the favorite to become the next leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), supported by the hard-line elements in the community, one of the possible rising factors.
Registered NDP members, one of Canada’s three largest parties, will begin voting on September 18 to elect their new leader and results will be reported Oct. 1.
More than 124,000 members are eligible to vote in leadership elections, the NDP said in a statement. Singh’s favor opportunities have improved in his attempt to become the first person in the Indian-born community to lead a national political party.
Singh’s campaign boasted of having signed more than 47,000 members in the 13 weeks following the contest. While a rival campaign claimed that these figures are inflated, it has always been an impressive draw for the 38-year-old competitor.
The NDP was the main opposition party in the former House of Commons, and its provincial units have governments in British Columbia and Albert in the provinces. The next NDP leader will be the captain of the party’s campaign for the 2019 federal elections.
New Delhi will closely monitor these events, as Singh will not be able to travel to India and sponsored a motion at the Ontario Assembly last year to consider the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as a “genocide.”
More recently, he accused Indian diplomats of trying to undermine his campaign. This profile is a call for strong line groups who may have played a role in promoting their membership ranks and their gifts.
Famed Khalistan activist Sukhminder Singh Hansra, president of Shriromani Akali Dal-Eastern Canada, said his group supports Jagmeet Singh’s candidacy and asked each member to support his campaign, how they can. ”
“SADA Canada is mandated to represent and protect the interests of Sikhs, including human rights in Canada and the right to self-determination at the international level.” Jagmeet Singh is best for the job, “Hansra said in an e-mail response to the questions of the Hindustan Times.
This last part of his answer alludes to the separatist campaign for a Sikh country. Some experts believe that Singh could attract leadership. Nelson Wiseman, a professor of political science and director of the University of Toronto’s Canadian Studies Program, said: “I think it will win.
“As the Sikh community is very politically active in Canada, it has demonstrated a strong capacity for mobilization and cuts from all sides,” he said.
Wiseman added that Indo-Canadians, as shown, were “more likely to vote” in political careers than their counterparts in other demographic groups.
Of those recorded by Singh’s campaign, nearly 30,000, or about two-thirds of them come from Ontario. This is not surprising since it is Singh’s backyard since he is a member of the provincial assembly of an electoral district in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
It is also there where line items have been the most active to support it, even online. More than 10,000 come from British Columbia, showing that more than 85% of the Singh campaign members are from these two provinces only.
A prominent figure in the Khalistan movement told Hindustan Times during the process that he intended to facilitate the collection of 1 million Canadian dollars and the signing of more than 30,000 members for Singh.
Many of them are traditionally supporters of the Liberal Party, but are changing for the sole purpose of voting for Singh. However, there is no indication. Singh’s campaign publicly solicited support from hard-liners in the community.
Singh also has a strong appeal among the faithful of the New Democrat, with his progressive political positions and personal charisma, including his appearance in the style sections of various magazines. This is the main cause of his promotion.
Wiseman said Singh could even win “in the first round of voting.” He also called it a “wild card” for the NDP, but one that “has more potential for play.”
If his base base is revealed in large numbers, Singh could well mark the leadership early.