A Bangladeshi-born Canadian politician, Doly Begum, has been elected as a member of the parliament (MP) in Ontario province for the second term in a row. She secured her victory bagging 15,954 votes in the election. Her nearest rival, Brett Snyder of the Progressive Conservative Party, got 9,436 votes.
Jubilant Doly said she was able to achieve the position after going through many ups and downs following cooperation of everyone. “My mother has always encouraged me in politics. I got the cooperation of all the local people as well,” she said.
Doly Begum is the daughter of Raja Mia and Jaba Begum from Bajrakona village of Manumukh union in Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila. She moved to Canada with her family when she was a sixth grader. Doly Begum was elected MP for the first time in 2018 from Scarborough South West constituency in the provincial election of Ontario.