Press Release: Mayor Dianne Watts calls it Quits, Vikram Bajwa to Contest as Mayor Surrey, seeks Watts support.
LIGHTNING RELEASES 04/27/14 –Surrey BC. Lisa Ellis Mayor Dianne Watts quoted on April 26, “as in every book, there comes a time to turn a page and to end a chapter, I feel I have completed this chapter in my life and it’s time to pass the torch”, as she concluded her political career in City Hall, celebrating the $ 97 Million dollar city Hall Inauguration.
Friends of Vikram Bajwa, who had challenged Mayor Watts in 2011, as has been serving as a “critic of Mayor”, has been convinced to seek re-election in November 2014.
He formally announced at a breakfast meeting ” I will continue to bring the issues at heart, especially crime, multiculturalism in Surrey and look forward to ask for Voters to elect a “Turbaned” Mayor for Surrey, representing the Future in Canada’s melting pot”.
Some of his friends cautioned him openly against the “conservative Surrey”, where they only will choose a “White Mayor”, versus a “Brown Mayor”, but Vikram Bajwa wishes to approach them, including Mayor Dianne Watts to seek their support in sincerity and work towards, building the city as “Future Lives Here”. “I will go to Mayor Watts with plans of curbing crime and balance the City in its representation on jobs and Ward System, including Surrey Police Department, seek her Support”.
Councilor Barinder Rasode, resignation from the Surrey First Team, had put up the reasoning in place for a change in Leadership of Surrey First, “Mayor Watts defeat in November 2014, elections could have closed the chapter for her Political ambitions for Federal politics”, said Former Liberal MLA , from Surrey.
Former Liberal Minister Brenda Locke has already announced her candidacy for City Council, now with Mayor Diane Watts, winding up the Surrey First, Vikram Bajwa has shown seriousness to resolve the issue of “race and crime”, in Surrey. We will support him to re-contest as Mayor for Surrey, said NDP Member Gordon Brown, “we need an Indo-Canadian Mayor in Surrey and Bajwa fills the resume, to replace Mayor Watts”, said Gordon.
” My Friends will organize a full slate in consultations with Former candidates and individuals who are interested to contest, irrespective of their political party memberships”, said Bajwa. His media savvy friend Jennifer Bianchi asks Surrey Voters, to respond via website www.vikrambajwaformayor”, their comments and suggestions, as they build a Team and Independent Coalition for November 2014, to win Surrey City Hall.
Sukh Sandhu of Conservative party, friend of Bajwa, are following “the campaign trail of Olivia Chow, in Toronto, to pick the best agenda for Surrey B.C. Canadian Cities need to follow Calgary and Toronto model of Multicultural representation for a better Canada and best suited for our Children’s future”, said Sukh Sandhu.