Posted on April 29, 2011

It’s Punjabi Versus Punjabi in Canadian Polls

Economic Times (Mumbai), April 28, 2011

It is Punjabi versus Punjabi in many constituencies in Canada which is headed for parliamentary elections May 2.

Three major parties–the ruling Conservative Party, and two opposition Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party–have fielded 23 Indian-origin candidates to woo the million-strong Indo-Canadian community.

But barring Bengali-origin candidate Rana Sarkar, all Indian-origin candidates are Punjabi, including former federal health minister Ujjal Dosanjh, current parliamentary secretary Deepak Obhrai and the glamorous Ruby Dhalla.