PC candidate Simmer Sandhu resigns calling allegations 'totally baseless'
Progressive Conservative candidate in Brampton East Simmer Sandhu said he is stepping down amid allegations pertaining to his âwork life and nomination campaign.â
Sandhu said he âabsolutely deniesâ these allegations calling them âtotally baseless.â
âI will vigorously defend myself and reputation and I am confident I will be cleared,â the statement said.
Sandhu did not specify the nature of these allegations.
On the night before the deadline to nominate candidates with Elections Ontario, Sandhu said he feels it is âimpossibleâ for him to clear his name while running for the political party.
âThis election is too important to get caught up in the issues surrounding any one person,â he said. âDoug Ford and the Ontario PC Party are championing issues that matter to ordinary Ontarians and will make their lives bette r.â
âI regret this turn of events, but am confident in Dougâs ability to earn the trust of the people of Brampton East and all of Ontario.â
A spokeswoman for Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford Melissa Lantsman told CP24 on Wednesday night that the party has accepted his resignation adding that Sudeep Verma will replace Sandhu in the riding.
âWe are committed to running a strong campaign in Brampton East,â Lantsman said. âHe (Verma) is a great addition to our diverse and talented team.â
Ontarians are set to take to the polls on June 7.Source: Google News