NDP’s full slate of 87 candidates nominated; 14 are South Asians

John Horgan

NDP Leader John Horgan announced on Wednesday that his party’s full slate of 87 candidates has now been nominated. “I’m proud to say that we have an incredibly diverse group of talented people who are ready to work for you, he said.

“Over a quarter of BC NDP candidates identify as members of a visible minority and our candidates speak Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, and more. Of our 87 candidates, 51 per cent are women,” Horgan added.

He said: “Our team of candidates also includes 14 South Asian candidates from across the province. Harwinder Sandhu, our candidate for Kelowna-Mission, is a trained nurse and an outspoken advocate for health and seniors’ care. Our candidate for Penticton, Tarik Sayeed, is a technology innovator and business owner and has served as a Penticton city councillor. Rachna Singh, our candidate for Surrey-Green Timbers, has worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor, a support worker for women facing domestic violence, and a community activist.”

Full list of South Asian candidates:

1) Jasleen Arora – Abbotsford South

2) Preet Rai – Abbotsford West

3) Raj Chouhan – Burnaby-Edmonds

4) Ravi Kahlon – Delta North

5) Harry Lali – Fraser-Nicola

6) Harwinder Sandhu – Kelowna-Mission

7) Inder Johal – Langley East

8) Tarik Sayeed – Penticton

9) Bobby Deepak – Prince George-Mackenzie

10) Aman Singh – Richmond-Queensborough

11) Jagrup Brar – Surrey-Fleetwood

12) Rachna Singh – Surrey-Green Timbers

13) Harry Bains – Surrey-Newton

14) Jinny Sims – Surrey-Panorama