Kolkata: West Bengal Urban Development Minister and Minister of Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim has been selected as the new Mayor Of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Atin Ghosh as the Deputy Mayor of KMC.
This is the first time somebody from minority community will get the position of Mayor in Kolkata Municipal Corporation after Independence.
It is a historical decision made by TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The political concern people are saying that the decision will help to bring the balance in North Kolkata and South Kolkata.
The selection has been done. It is only a wait to announce officially. Reportedly, Mamata Banerjee will announce the name on Thursday afternoon. A meeting likely to take place at Uttirno at Alipore.
Firhad Hakim has been given the charge of State Firebrigade and State Housing Ministry before former Mayor given resignation. Three names were in the list. Babi Hakim, Arup Biswas were the most reliable person in this list.
According to the present law, one can not be a Mayor without being a councilor. According to the source, the bill will given as an amendment process of the law. He will be selected as the councilor within six months of Mayorship.