Kolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim took oath as the councilor of ward number 82 after winning by a huge margin in the municipal by-polls. Councilor of ward number 117 also took oath along with Firhad. The oath was recited by municipal secretary Subrata Gupta.
If anyone who is not a councilor but elected as a mayor, then he will have to win from any ward as a councilor. Hence, by-elections were held at ward 82. After Firhad Hakim won from this ward, the councilor Pranab Biswas resigned. In 2000 and 2005, by winning as a councilor from this ward, Firhad stepped into Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
After the oath-taking ceremony, the second part of the session began and question-answer section started.