Jagmeet Singh: Tension is at its peak between India and Canada over the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Meanwhile, one name remains in discussion. That name is Canadian MP Jagmeet Singh. Experts claim that it is due to pressure from Jagmeet Singh that the Canadian Prime Minister has made serious allegations against India in the Parliament. In such a situation, the question arises that who is Jagmeet Singh, whose words the Canadian PM is unable to ignore.
In fact, Trudeau’s Liberal Party did not get an absolute majority in the last two House of Commons elections in 2019 and 2021. In such a situation, his government is running only with the support of 25 MPs of the New Democratic Party (NDP). Let us tell you that Jagmeet Singh is the head of New Democratic Party (NDP). According to the NDP website, Jagmeet Singh is originally from Punjab, India. His parents moved to Canada from Punjab, India to ‘make a better life’. According to CBC, Singh was born on January 2, 1979 in Scarborough, Ontario. He grew up in Scarborough, St. John’s and Windsor.
Canadian PM taking steps under pressure from Jagmeet Singh
It is noteworthy that Canada is currently going through a recession. In such a situation, the opposition is attacking the government. This is why he is taking this step under pressure from his ally NDP chief Jagmeet Singh. According to the Washington Post report, Jagmeet Singh used to attend Khalistan rallies before becoming the party leader. According to BBC report, Sikhs constitute 2.1 percent of Canada’s population. Along with this, the population of Sikhs in Canada has doubled in the last 20 years. Most of them have come there from Punjab, India for reasons like education, career, job etc.
first non-white leader
According to the Economic Times, before politics, Jagmeet Singh worked as a criminal defense lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area. After this, he became Ontario MPP in 2011 and remained on that post till 2017. On October 1, 2017, Singh became the leader of the NDP. It is known that Jagmeet is the first non-white leader of a major Canadian political party.