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4 Bangladeshis vying for city council election in New York

Chhabed Sathee, Staff Reporter, USA || risingbd.com

Published: 12:22, 24 January 2021  
4 Bangladeshis vying for city council election in New York

Four Bangladeshis are running for the post of councilor in the New York City District-24 City Council elections to be held on February 2.

Dilip Nath, Soma Saeed, Mujib Rahman and Moumita Ahmed are the four Bangladeshi candidates contesting the New York City District-24 City Council elections on February 2.

Out of four Bangladeshi-American candidates, only two got matching funds. Other two candidates are frustrated as they have not received matching funds yet.

Among these four candidates, various speculations are going on about who the Bangladeshi-American voters will vote for.

A total of eight candidates are campaigning at their convenience amid coronavirus. Voting has already begun through the Absentee ballot. Early voting is starting from January 23. The impersonation vote will take place on February 2.

Already five of the eight candidates in the first round have received matching funds. The other three have not yet received matching funds. Of the remaining three, two are Bengalis. They have not received matching funds yet, but they are hoping to get funding very soon. Among those who have already received matching funds for the election in District-24 are James F. Genario, Soma Sayeed, Dilip Nath, Nita Jane and Dipti Sharma. The two Bagladeshi's who did not get it were Moumita Ahmed and Mujib U Rahman. There are rumors from different quarters about not getting their matching funds. Some say there are irregularities. The New York City Campaign Financial Board (CFB) has released it. There is also talk of that.

The two Bangladeshi-Americans receiving matching funds are Attorney Soma Sayeed and Dilip Nath. Moumita Ahmed and Mujib U Rahman, two Bangladeshi candidates who did not get matching funds, said they would get matching funds very soon.

According to a source, Soma Sayeed received a matching fund of $142,000 in the first step. Now he is campaigning more widely. It is learnt that Dilip Nath's massive campaign is also going on.

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