2020 US Election Results: A Suitable Boy Filmmaker Mira Nair's Son Zohran Mamdani Elected For New York State Assembly

Mira Nair's son Zohran Mamdani becomes the first South Asians to win a seat in the New York State Assembly. Read on

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2020 US Election Results: A Suitable Boy Filmmaker Mira Nair's Son Zohran Mamdani Elected For New York State Assembly
Zohran Kwame Mamdani, son of Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair and Ugandan academic Mahmood Mamdani, won a seat in the New York State Assembly. Reportedly, Zohran Mamdani has become one of the first South Asians to win a seat in the New York State Assembly. Announcing the same on his Twitter account, he wrote, 'It's official: we won.  I'm going to Albany to fight to tax the rich, heal the sick, house the poor & build a socialist New York. But I can't do it alone. To win socialism, we'll need a mass movement of the multiracial working class as well. So let's build one.'
 
In another tweet thread, he wrote, "Next year @nycDSA will be working to help us tax the wealthiest New Yorkers, pass universal rent control & stop construction of a fracked gas power plant in Astoria.  Alone, we’re just people. But together, we can be a mass movement." Mamdani told Scroll in an October interview, “I wanted to speak about the universality of that struggle, and also shine a specific light on the struggle of South Asians in New York City." He ran uncontested on the 3 November polls, according to local outlet Patch. According to his page on Wikipedia, Zohran is an Indian-Ugandan-American politician, housing counsellor, and hip-hop artist.
 
His mother Mira Nair is one of the most renowned filmmakers. The recent film she helmed was A Suitable Boy which stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Varma and Namit Das. The film is currently streaming on Netflix.


Image source: Twitter/ ZohranKMamdani/ wikipedia
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