Two Bangladeshis triumph in US polls
Published: 11:09 AM, 5 November 2020 Updated: 11:41 AM, 5 November 2020
Sheikh Rahman Chandan and Abul B Khan
The global discussion has been underway on who will be the next United States president? Will it be Trump or Biden? Biden is ahead of 50 electoral votes than Trump – which has hinted that Biden is most likely to be the new president of the country. Meanwhile, Bangladeshi-descent Americans Sheikh Rahman and Abul B Khan added another dimension to the discussion in Bangladesh. These two Bangladeshis have won the US elections from Georgia and New Hampshire.
Sheikh Rahman Chandan of Bangladeshi descent has been re-elected from Democrat as Georgia’s state senator for the 2nd time. At the same time, the Republicans did not give any candidate in the Senate District-5 seat. As a result, Sheikh Rahman won unopposed.
Sheikh Rahman, a son of Kishoreganj, Bangladesh, expressed his deep gratitude to all the expatriates and thanked every person of motherland Bangladesh for being elected.
On the other hand, Abul B Khan got the final victory for the Republican in the House of Representatives of New Hampshire State. District Rockingham-20 has long been occupied by Republicans. He had won the seat three times before. This year, he held the seat. Earlier, he held various important posts in the state. Born in Bhandaria of Pirojpur, Bangladesh, Abul B Khan immigrated to the United States in 1981.