Brampton MP Ramesh Sangha kicked out of Liberal caucus for ‘baseless and dangerous’ claims

ONTARIO’S Brampton Centre MP Ramesh Sangha, who had accused the Liberal government of “pandering” to Sikh separatists and hurting Canada’s relationship with India in 2019, has been kicked out of the Liberal Party caucus for making “baseless and dangerous accusations” against a number of his colleagues.

Chief government whip Mark Holland, who was made aware of Sangha’s accusations last week, said in a statement on Monday: “As we have made clear time and time again, we will not tolerate conspiracy theories, or dangerous and unfounded rhetoric about Parliamentarians or other Canadians. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for many Canadians to experience suspicions because of their background; we all know where this can lead. The Liberal caucus continues to stand firm against racism and intolerance.”

Sangha was removed Monday afternoon after the whip consulted with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Ramesh Sangha was first elected as MP from Brampton Centre in 2015. Before being elected, Sanga established his own law practice in Brampton. He came to Canada more than 20 years ago. He earned his law degree from the University of Windsor.