Firhad Hakim Stepped Down From Tarakeshwar Development Board Chairman

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Kolkata: Firhad Hakim, resigned from Tarakeshwar Development Board (TDA). The new chairman is former MP of Hooghly Ratna De Nag. On Monday, Firhad Hakim, the state’s urban minister, resigned from the post. Government circular has already been issued in this regard. Firhad Hakim told one media, I gave up the chairman’s post.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the formation of a commissionerate, a university, a medical college and the Tarakeshwar Development Board at an administrative meeting in Hooghly. Besides, she also announced the financial assistance of Rs 5 crore to the temple of Tarakeshwar. From that meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the new board will take care of the temple of Tarakeshwar. Firhad Hakim was appointed chairman of the board and Becharam Manna was appointed as the Vice Chairman.

Earlier, Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has warned the CM of severe legal ramifications if she didn’t reverse her decision in 48 hours. “I have already set up my legal eagle team for Bengal to challenge Mamata’s horrible temple appointment. A writ petition will be filed,” Swamy said.

Reacting to Firhad’s appointment, BJP National General Secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya, tweeted, “Firhad Hakim is the same leader who once said (to Pakistani Journalist Maleeha Hamid Sidiqqui of Dawn) that a portion of port area in Kolkata is like a mini Pakistan. Now Mamata Banerjee has appointed the same person as the chairman of Tarakeshwar Temple Board.”