Four Bangladeshi-Americans are vying for the post of councillor in New York City.
Dilip Nath, Soma Saeed, Mujib Rahman and Moumita Ahmed are contesting the New York City District-24 City Council elections on February 2.
Among these four candidates, various speculations are going on about who the Bangladeshi-American voters will vote for.
Eight candidates are campaigning at their convenience. Already five of the eight candidates in the first round have received matching funds. Of the remaining three, two are Bengalis.
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 dollars in the first step. Now he is campaigning more widely. It is learned that Dilip Nath's massive campaign is also going on.