Hard working BCNDP Candidate Raj Hundal has stepped aside and shut down his bid to become the MLA for Surrey-Tynehead.
Hundal as you might recall won the nomination back in July of 2011.
Up until earlier this week Hundal was one of the more active BCNDP hopefuls on Twitter and Facebook.
Interestingly enough all of Hundal’s social media accounts were shut down soon after the announcement.
Her has yet to make a personal comment.
The press release made a reference to the old stand by ‘personal reasons”.
The timing is interesting in that the BCNDP is having a nomination meeting this weekend between two so-called heavy weight candidates Geoff Meggs and George Heyman in the vacant seat of Vancouver-Fairview.
It is rumored that both men are cabinet material.
It has been said that the BCNDP will find a seat for the candidate who loses on Sunday.
Could it be that they found a seat and asked Hundal to step aside?
In one corner you have Geoff ( I declare war on the car and lean-to the far left ) Meggs versus George ( I am in the center and would have made a good leader) Heyman.
This nomination will be worth watching for a lot of reasons:
Will Adrian come out and support buddy Geoff sending a message he like his friends and that the party is veering left?
Will he support George and send a centrist message to the voting public?
Will Meggs if he wins immediately resign his municipal Councillors seat?
Will Mayor Moonbeam get involved and demonstrate a win for Meggs means bicycle lanes across the province? ( Maybe they will put one up one the Pat Bay Highway from the ferry terminal to the legislature for Meggs to peddle his way to work?)
Will George learn the hard way that even though he thinks he is going to win there will be a busload of last-minute membership sign ups for Meggs enabling him to defeat from the jaws of certain victory?
Will Adrian sit squarely on the fence,support neither of them and still profess to be a leader?
What do you think,will this race define the BCNDP?