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Indian-Canadian Sachit Mehra elected Liberal Party president

Mehra is volunteering with Liberal Party from last 30 years and served on party's key posts.

Newly elected President of Canada's ruling Liberal Party Sachit Mehra. Image - Twitter/Sachit Mehra

Indian-origin seasoned Canadian politician and businessman Sachit Mehra has been elected to lead Canada's ruling party in a recently concluded party election. His presidency was announced on May 6, 2023, by the party at the National Liberal Convention 2023 in Ottawa, Canada.

In the party's election, he defeated Mira Ahmad, a former president of the Liberal Party and replaced Suzanne Cowan to lead the party.

In his victory statement he said “I am honoured to serve as your President. Thank you, all. Now, let's get to work.” As a president, Mehra has a challenging responsibility to lead the party to repeat the party's term in power in the upcoming election in 2025.

The 46- year-old Mehra, a resident of Winnipeg, declared his intention to run for the party’s top post last year in October. The young politician carries experience in serving as the party’s Monitba unit president and the president of Young Liberals of Canada, according to his bio.

In his vision statement to compete for the party’s top post, he said,“ I want to deliver on a vision built on community, values, and inclusion. As Liberals, we embrace and champion equity, diversity and a belief in the goodness of one another.”

Mehra runs a food business and his parents shifted to Canada from Delhi over six decades ago and started a restaurant in Winnipeg. The eldest son of his family, Mehra has been a part of the family-owned food venture East India Company since 1994.