Firhad Hakim

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Firhad Hakim said : "It was not expected of him," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 3, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Subhas Chakrabarty ) : “When Mithun da was with Subhas da [CPI(M) leader Subhas Chakraborty], there was no investment. After that for some time he was with us, then also no investment came to the State. Now he is with BJP and no investment will come in the State,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are within our rights to claim such fees from the Metro authorities and hope they will cooperate with us,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are moving towards an auto mutation process. There are cases, in which certain plots were handed over to the Kolkata Improvement Trust , but the mutation of the said land was yet to be done. The deed also remained with the owner of the land. The owner’s heir did the mutation and tried to sell the land to someone. Such confusion can be avoided through auto mutation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 25, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are gearing up to introduce waste segregation across the city from December 1. This will not only help in enhancing the cleanliness of our city but also reduce the burden on the landfill site," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 19, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Search ) : “I don’t think there is any political connection to the incident. The incident of bombs being hurled has been reported, but more important is the way police dealt with the situation. Police swung into action and made prompt arrests. Anyone who takes the law into his hands will face the consequences, CM has already instructed the same to the police. Search operations are being carried out across the state. The accused will not be spared. Anti-social elements don’t belong to any party,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The civic body is making all possible efforts to combat the dengue outbreak and holding campaigns to make people aware of the situation. I would urge the people of the city to take the issue seriously and stay more vigilant. The accumulation of water and garbage on the roofs and backyards of houses should be checked. People must ensure the area in and around their house is clean so that mosquitoes don’t breed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 10, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "We must all show responsibility towards our society in fighting dengue. We cannot continue having a lackadaisical attitude...I am urging everybody to show some initiative so that we come out of this situation. We must not allow water to accumulate," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are now taking up awareness campaigns against littering of streets. If it works fine. If it doesn't motivate the litterbugs we may need to take penal action," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If needed we will shed blood but not allow anyone to divide the state. There will be no division of Bengal,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In case we find garbage dumped in vacant land and don't find its owner, our solid waste management department will clean the mess but we will levy a heavy penalty on the errant owner," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The KMC team may issue a notice to KMDA chairman and action will be taken on time," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have skilled human resources. There had been no strike or man-days lost in the last 10 years” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 3, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I started as an entrepreneur myself and set up an SSI (Small Scale Industries) unit. I had to arrange for finance and identify the markets for selling the products. So I urge the trade and industry to help the entrepreneurs in these areas,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 3, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim saying : “This (investigation) is neither my job nor the job of Adhikari. Let the income tax agency do their job. He may approach the income tax” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 29, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The ghats will remain closed till then," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "As per weather forecast there would be moderate to heavy rain in the city. We are giving stress to prevent waterlogging. I have inspected some of the streets. We have found plastic waste dumped on the channel stones of gully pits in many places. We have cleaned up the areas as much as possible. I have instructed the commissioner to penalise business establishments if litter is found in front of their buildings or at least to issue notice and bring them to municipal court. I am appealing to people to be aware of the issue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We do not believe in violence. The police and the administration are there to ensure law and order. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee never speaks about attacking the Opposition. In her life, she was subjected to attacks on several occasions. Our party believes in the ideology of Gandhi,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 23, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Bengal Congress ) : “The BJP, Left and Congress have no presence of their own. So, they have formed a common platform against the TMC. This will not help them electorally” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "While the work for demolition of buildings that have been declared unsafe is under way and reconstruction is being planned, we have reasons to believe that the recent damages suffered by some buildings are not beyond repairs," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 5:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "To avoid inconvenience to residents who have to move out in panic at odd hours whenever a problem occurs, we have decided that KMRC will inform KMC and police about where they intend to work underground so that those living in the houses above can be shifted to hotels before the work begins. They will return after the work gets completed," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim announced ( about Karan Adani ) : "of the two companies that participated in the detailed project report, Adani Ports was the higher bidder" External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are happy to set up and give this water supply scheme as a gift to South Dum Dum before puja. Overall, 25 wards will be benefited," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The port, about 170 km from Kolkata, will have a deep draft of 12.1 meters and a 18 km channel. With a tidal support of 3.9 meters, the port will enjoy a peak draft of 16 meters, enabling large cape size vessels of one lakh dead weight tonne (DWT) to arrive directly to the port,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In the first one week of the commissioning, only small vehicles would ply on the bridge. Then, heavy vehicles would be allowed on it gradually," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Once it comes, we will throw open the bridge for traffic before Durga Puja. There was some issues over construction of some staircases. That has been resolved,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In BJP, there are only leaders and no workers. So, a party without any worker can never generate mass support. BJP is a worthless party which is surviving just by using some central agencies," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The CM has instructed the DG to arrest all culprits at the earliest and ensure exemplary punishment for them,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Besides the civic health department, the drive will be jointly conducted by KMC's solid waste management and drainage and engineering department workers," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 3, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have asked our officials to take up a major cleanliness drive in areas where the dengue numbers were on the rise. If an owner of a vacant plot is found to be allowing garbage to accumulate, s/he will be penalized," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 3, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Some of the plots were handed over for a token amount of Re 1. When these lease agreements are renewed, we will increase the lease fee as these plots are being commercially exploited and they are generating huge revenue for the lessees. We are not asking for revenue share but a higher lease fee," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "When I assumed office, the income from lease deeds was merely Rs 2 crore a year. Now, we earn Rs 6 crore annually. I am sure we can raise the amount to Rs 60 crore in near future," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Park Circus ) : “We do not wish to encroach on any green space. But given that there is no empty land available nearby, we have to find a compromising solution. Park Circus is the only alternative. We are asking the shopkeepers to relocate there till the market is redeveloped,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are planning to have a land use plan for Bantala Sector VI area for aiding urban growth there," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “A smear campaign is being run to tarnish my reputation. Bobby Hakim is in the TMC and that’s why he should be branded as a thief. But those who are in BJP are saints despite committing crimes. This means whoever joins the BJP will become a saint. But if the same person is in TMC, then he will be branded as a thief. The CBI had arrested me in a case. I am not going into the details as the matter is sub judice. I was sent to jail. Later, the court granted me bail. I am not scared of going to jail. But I would request them not to tarnish my reputation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I don't want to comment on other party affairs. I worked with Ghosh in the assembly for quite some time. I feel his party didn't do justice to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "How can I comment on that. It is up to the party to decide. What I have said is my personal opinion" External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I worked with Ghosh in the assembly for quite some time. I feel his party didn’t do justice to him,” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “How can I comment on that? It is up to the party to decide. What I have said is my personal opinion” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Ei Partha da ke ami chini na (I do not recognise this Partha da),” “We are all ashamed of what Partha has done. But that does not mean that everyone in the Trinamool is a thief” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "These tests will help to start the treatment at the earliest," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:27:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I may not be there in this world tomorrow but the world will stay, so will Kolkata,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No crack has occurred in the main structure of the flyover. KMDA had sent me a report on this matter on Wednesday. There is no cause for worry. We are constantly monitoring all the bridges by carrying out structural health audits," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 5, 2022 11:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I have directed the KMDA to check the papers related to this building. In case there is anything wrong, we will take over the building. We have that power," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 31, 2022 6:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : ”I have directed the KMDA to check the papers related to this building. In case there is anything wrong, we will take over the building. We have that power,” External link

news18 Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Partha Chatterjee ) : “I don’t know what the ED or Chatterjee has said. But how can he make calls? During such raids, the first thing they (officials of central agencies) do is that they seize mobile phones so that no calls can be made. I have faced it,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 25, 2022 12:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I have asked the KMC health department to start setting up vaccination camps from next week to reach out to citizens in large numbers," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no 'Mirzafars' (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no 'Mirzafars' (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

business-standard Friday, July 22, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no Mirzafars (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

Hindu Friday, July 22, 2022 3:56:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have complete faith in our lawmakers. We didn't have to take them to a hotel. They (the BJP) fear they'd lose some votes," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Chief Minister ) : "They often resort to personal attacks against the Chief Minister, something which is not acceptable and needs to be curbed," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "There the elected public representatives discuss crucial issues. The opposition has the space there to present its views. But in West Bengal, the manner in which personal attacks are made needs to be controlled. The Trinamool Congress had been in the opposition for a long time. But we have never used such words, especially against the Chief Minister," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Chief Minister ) : "They often resort to personal attacks against the Chief Minister, something which is not acceptable and needs to be curbed," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "There the elected public representatives discuss crucial issues. The opposition has the space there to present its views. But in West Bengal, the manner in which personal attacks are made needs to be controlled. The Trinamool Congress had been in the opposition for a long time. But we have never used such words, especially against the Chief Minister," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have planned a facelift for the city’s drainage network with the funds that have come our way accidentally,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We will send the list to the state government to stop registration of the illegal buildings," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We won't spare any official, who will turn a blind eye to construction of unauthorized buildings," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "It is not possible to run trams on busy roads. We are running trams on a few routes, which will continue. Now we are thinking of introducing trolley buses which will use the overhead cable lines," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 24, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I feel the leader of the Opposition in state Assembly should be replaced by Dhankhar now. He is behaving and reacting like a BJP leader. He does not know what to say and when to say it,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 5, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “When an artist of KK’s stature performs in the city, it is difficult to contain the crowd. The AC was working perfectly. The ACs are meant for a 2,700 audience. If 7,000 people enter the stadium, how will the ACs perform? KMDA has suggested that Nazrul Mancha will not be rented to colleges but we haven’t decided anything yet” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “But everything was fine at the venue. KK was so popular that the young crowd went crazy. Even our officials were saying that Nazrul Mancha should not be rented out for college festivals as students tend to jump on chairs and break them,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 2, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The AC system at Nazrul Manch is in perfect order. KK fell ill and complained of excessive heat because the ACs became virtually useless with 7,000 people gathering at a place meant for 2,000. Yet, he kept singing,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:55:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “KK was so popular that the young crowd went crazy over his concert. Even our officials were saying that Nazrul Mancha should not be rented out for college fests as students tend to jump on the chairs and break them,” “When a popular singer like KK comes to Kolkata for a live concert, naturally they (organisers) could not control the entry of the audience. The air-conditioning system at Nazrul Mancha is sound and in perfect condition. But if more people enter the auditorium exceeding its capacity then the atmosphere also changes inside it. The AC has a capacity to handle the capacity of 2,700 people. But if 7,000 people turn up then it will not be adequate,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Police are actively probing the case. Law will take its own course,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:41:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have noticed the deplorable condition of some stretches of the road and adopted a concretization plan for a major part. We hope that this will give relief to the motorists," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Under the OPEX model, PMIEMS will operate, charge and maintain the vehicles at their own cost. We provide the conductor and the daily earnings will come to the government coffers. We will pay them Rs 86 per km,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “What has happened is extremely unfortunate and I do not have words of consolation for his family. As of now, we are not allowed to hold any rowing competitions involving children on the Lake premises until rescue and follow boats are in place. The Kolkata Police commissioner has also been instructed to call a meeting with club authorities and KMDA officials to frame guidelines to ensure safety of the rowers,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Previously, there used to be a diesel speedboat that could be used in emergencies. It was withdrawn after environmentalists objected to it. But I think it could have saved the two,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I have asked KMRC officials to submit several vital documents that the JU experts need to probe the subsidence on Durga Pithuri Lane and come up with a solution. I hope KMRC submits the report by early next week,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “The incident has taken place a second time. They (KMRCL) had said they take the engineering responsibility but they didn’t. Of course, the loopholes are from their side,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Several big IT companies like Wipro and Infosys are coming to Bengal. Many companies will be a part of the Bengal Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley hub is now 200 acres. There is a 50-acre plot adjacent to the present Silicon Valley land. There is a plan to add that land for the Silicon Valley to extend further. If the plan gets approved by the state cabinet, then the land will become 250 acres wide. The chief minister wants to have IT development in such a way that the youth here don’t have to go outside the state any more for work,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are preparing ourselves to deal with any situation if the cyclone hits the city, and thereafter, bringing the city back to normal,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “All preparations are being done based on our lessons from the devastating effects of the Amphan cyclone in May 2020,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are, however, making preparations to deal with any eventuality if the cyclone hits the city so that life is brought back to normal as soon as possible," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "We are, however, making preparations to deal with any eventuality if the cyclone hits the city so that life is brought back to normal as soon as possible," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 8, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We know that commuters have been facing inconvenience due to the uneven surface of some major roads. We have taken up a comprehensive plan to make these roads smooth and motorable,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed ( about Amit Shah ) : “The Command Hospital is a central government entity. Union Home Minister Amit Shah described the death as a political murder. The murder theory was invented in advance to create pressure on those conducting the post-mortem. I request the honourable court to look into this matter,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Shah alleged that it was a ‘political murder’. Will the Command Hospital, which comes under the Union government, now give a statement against him? Will the doctors retain their job if they give any statement against him? We have doubts over the impartiality of the post-mortem report. How can a Union minister claim that it was a political murder without any investigation?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There is hardly any violence in West Bengal. Most of the cases cited by the BJP are either family feuds or fights over property in a village. The BJP is trying to malign us,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We want to use electric vehicles to reduce the use of petrol- and diesel-run vehicles in the city. But we are not getting adequate supply of such vehicles. We now have only about 75 electric vehicles. The KMC has called a tender for procurement of electric vehicles, but we are not getting a proper response or supply,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Though there is no water crisis as we have taken extra care to meet rising demand for water due to the heatwave-like situation in the city, people in some pockets, particularly those who are dependent on groundwater, are facing some scarcity. They need more water and it will be taken care of,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So, as per the Constitution, the governor has not been given extra-constitutional power. We will keep him informed and can take his suggestions,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 15, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Jim Nawaz is not a TMC member. He advises us on issues related to minority affairs. I met him during the election campaign. He is just an advisor among many,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have to move forward from Rampurhat and stand by the people,” External link

thehindu Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:23:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim alleged : "The BJP MLAs even assaulted female staff of the assembly and misbehaved with them. The saffron party legislators are faking injuries to hide their misdeeds," External link

dnaindia Monday, March 28, 2022 3:52:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “People of the village were not involved in this. The disturbance was created entirely by outsiders,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 11:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is an unfortunate incident. Action is being taken by the police. Why were the BJP and the Governor silent when a minister’s son mauled down farmers in Uttar Pradesh? The CPM is nowhere but is desperately trying to get some limelight through all this,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is an unfortunate and sad incident. But action is being taken by the police. Why were BJP and Governor silent when a minister’s son mauled down farmers in Uttar Pradesh? The CPM is nowhere but now desperately trying to gain some limelight through all this,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "When Sovan (Chatterjee) left (the party) my leader (Mamata Banerjee) made me the city mayor and I carried out my duties. I am a trusted member of TMC. I will try my best and carry out my duties. I thank my leader for having faith in me," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “As the councillors can’t dictate an official to sanction or refuse a project, they are not supposed to inquire about the nature of construction, authorized or not,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It takes time for an information or a complaint against illegal construction to reach the headquarters from boroughs. A section of unscrupulous promoters take advantage of this. When people start moving in an illegal structure, we can’t get them out,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He is always on Twitter. The governor wants to create an impasse all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:43:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He is always on Twitter. The governor wants to create an impasse all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The one-man-one-post campaign is not endorsed by the TMC. Nobody should create confusion on social media. It is a crime. When the policy was adopted, it was also mentioned that the party chairperson can change it if the need arises. She has been re-elected chairperson again (during the recent organizational poll). She will call a meeting and formulate a new policy,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The Working committeehas been set up, no other issues have been discussed,” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “A doctor in the US saves lives, so does a doctor in India. That is why doctors around the world take the same Hippocratic Oath. The BJP and some saffron-clad brainless people want to inject religion into everything,” “This is madness. This is stupidity. How can you comment on irrelevant things stemming out of ignorance? Doctors worldwide have no religion. Neither do they have any caste or country. They have only one identity: they save human lives. They are next to God. The Hippocratic Oath only reinforces these values... to help humans. It isn’t about you, me, our country, this (the oath) is (taken) across the world,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There will be 100% peaceful poll in Bidhannagar and we will accept the people’s verdict with our heads bowed down before them,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The one-man-one-post campaign is not endorsed by the TMC. Nobody should create confusion on social media. It is a crime. When the policy was adopted, it was also mentioned that the party chairperson can change it if the need arises. She has been re-elected chairperson again (during the recent organizational poll). She will call a meeting and formulate a new policy,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 11, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “From Monday, we will start removing unused cables. The lighting department DG, along with the member, mayor-in-council, has been empowered to decide on the issue,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I hope very soon children would be able to go back to school and resume normal studies. But till then, let’s promote this ancient culture of open-air studies,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed : “The list was prepared after discussion with the party leaders and opinion of the I-PAC was also sought. The password of the website was misused. The one signed by Subrata Bakshi is genuine and it was prepared after approval of Trinamool Supremo ,” External link

economictimes Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Aware that the result of the municipal poll everywhere will go against them, BJP leaders are now asking for deferment of the municipal poll in 108 civic boards. They only want to buy more time" External link

news18 Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have taken up a major project for drainage upgrade for residents of vast stretches of EM Bypass and Behala. We hope to wrap up the work fast so that citizens can benefit from it as soon as possible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The BJP leaders hire sharpshooters from outside the state to kill people. It won’t work any more,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Usually, cops barricade the containment zones. While this will not be applicable for micro-containment zones, we will ask associations to ensure that those affected are monitored. Those not infected can come out but in a restricted manner. We hope these measures will help us reverse the numbers by January 10-15,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There are around 250,000 children in the city who fall in the 15-18 years age group. We would start with 16 schools but this number would be scaled up almost every day. All schools have been urged to send their students to the vaccination centres. Children who are not attached to schools would also get jabs,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Playing arenas will be shut until everyone tests negative again," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "Our telecallers will keep track of Covid positive people and remind them of the repeat test," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are reopening the safe home near Science City on Monday to accommodate asymptomatic patients," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We want to open some permanent centres at government schools so that students from adjacent neighbourhoods can avail the opportunity. Every day, we shall add more schools to vaccinate maximum students. We shall also respond to an appeal from any private school authorities," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Cases have shot up in Kolkata several times. Around 80% of the cases that have been reported are asymptomatic, while another 17% have symptoms such as fever and cough and cold. They are under home isolation. Only three per cent of the cases need to be hospitalized,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Who is the governor? He is the Constitutional head. His job is to see whether the state government is acting according to the Constitution. The way he is acting beyond his jurisdictions, it appears that we don’t have an elected government. Let there be no prime minister and chief minister and let the President and Governors rule the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Who is the governor? He is the Constitutional head. His job is to see whether the state government is acting according to the Constitution. The way he is acting beyond his jurisdictions, it appears that we don’t have an elected government. Let there be no prime minister and chief minister and let the President and Governors rule the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have already purchased equipment to clean the city’s major thoroughfares of dust and suspended particulate matter. We will buy more equipment in future to cover large areas of the city,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim declared ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “I thank Mamata Banerjee for entrusting me with this job. I will retain her trust till my last breath,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim replied : “I will work with the new leaders of KMC, especially the women, and even with those party leaders who haven’t been given an official position in the civic body,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I believe people will agree that we had handled Covid and other calamities ably,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Water supply will become a major thrust area and we need to supply potable water to all by augmenting our daily supply from major water treatment plants. We will act tough on anyone filling ponds and water bodies and make the city green by planting saplings wherever there is space for urban forestation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is a drama staged by the BJP. Can the police dare to stop the movement of legislators?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is a drama staged by the BJP. Can the police dare to stop the movement of legislators?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I am very happy with the performance of the Kolkata Police. Polling is going on peacefully. The BJP’s allegation, that security cameras were deactivated in many places, is baseless. I personally visited some booths,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “At a time when the campaign is on for Kolkata civic poll, the BJP has gone to Singur for protest because it knows that it cannot win a single seat in the city,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Independents are no factor in this election” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Abhishek Banerjee ) : "Abhishek Banerjee has asked the ones who have not received tickets to work for the party and take part in campaigning. Those who have filed nominations as independents have not done the right thing. They should also follow party discipline," External link

news18 Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I will follow the instructions of the party. I grew up working for the people,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tathagata Roy ) : “Tathagata Da is a knowledgeable person and he has spoken the truth. We have been telling the same thing for a long time. People will never go with the BJP,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 19, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I grew up seeing Subratada. He was my childhood hero. There were numerous instances when I approached him for advice and he always guided me… It is an irreparable loss. This void will never be filled. He was an inspiration to all of us… We have no words to describe this loss… I have lost my big brother” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

news18 Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "She will win by a record margin," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked : “She is looking for excuses she will use once she is defeated. In a large number of booths, the BJP failed to station its agents. Now, they are blaming us for their failure. Can anyone believe that there is an understanding between the TMC and the EC? Is it possible?” External link

expressindia Friday, October 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “Polling has been peaceful. In Bhabanipur, we are all friends here and there is no animosity among us. This is a political courtesy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “There has been no violation of Section anywhere in the state. The BJP knows very well that their candidate will lose the election and is hence making such allegations. Now, they will say that their booth agents were prevented from entering polling stations. However, in reality, they don’t even have polling agents. So far, people have exercised their franchise peacefully in Bhabanipur,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The water level has receded. Apart from a few pockets, the water level has gone down and people are coming in to vote,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “Apart from building CNG stations at WBTC’s bus depots, we are working out on an incentive scheme to attract private bus operators to run their fleet on CNG. There can be a two-year tax holiday for running electric and CNG buses,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It was my dream to see a private player come up with such a centre. Before the third wave hits us, in which we are told children could get infected, it is important that more and more people get inoculated. If a child’s parents, other relatives and domestic help are all vaccinated, the chances of a child contracting the novel coronavirus will be less. That is why more such centres are needed,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They had set a target of 200 seats and suffered a humiliating defeat (with 77 seats). There are apprehensions that they (BJP) may lose by a bigger margin (if elections are again held in those seats),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “All efforts were being to pump out water from the inundated areas and restore normalcy. When the water level in Ganga river increases, it enters the city causing waterlogging. Once the level of river water comes down, the situation will improve,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 18, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our top priority is financial restructuring and space utilisation and to bring back the business that is now going to the private sector. If an MBA can successfully run a private enterprise, why can’t an IAS officer, who is no less meritorious, run a government organisation?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Kolkata municipal corporation and Kolkata police have taken all steps. School buildings have been kept open so that, if necessary, we can shift some of the slum dwellers from the low-lying areas. Pumps have been kept ready so that water can be drained out. The lock gates have been closed so that river water doesn’t enter when the water level rises,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN Registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM,” External link

india Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN Registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Since these people cannot go to a vaccination centre leaving their business for several hours, we decided to bring the facility to their doorsteps,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Since these people cannot go to a vaccination centre leaving their business for several hours, we decided to bring the facility to their doorsteps," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our employees will be present for the on the spot registration. Then our vaccinators will take over,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I feel domestic help should be given the Covid warrior status to make them eligible for the vaccination free of cost. I shall take up the matter with the state health secretary for taking initiative for inclusion of domestic help in the priority group,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT



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urban development minister38.26%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
state urban development minister28.70%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
minister26.96%EN03/08/201708/03/2017
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minister for urban development2.61%EN02/26/201526/02/2015
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Firhad HakimEN72.32%
Firhad HakimFR26.55%
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Firhad Hakim told ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “A smear campaign is being run to tarnish my reputation. Bobby Hakim is in the TMC and that’s why he should be branded as a thief. But those who are in BJP are saints despite committing crimes. This means whoever joins the BJP will become a saint. But if the same person is in TMC, then he will be branded as a thief. The CBI had arrested me in a case. I am not going into the details as the matter is sub judice. I was sent to jail. Later, the court granted me bail. I am not scared of going to jail. But I would request them not to tarnish my reputation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 8, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : "I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:25:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : "I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mamata Banerjee said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “Omicron is not fatal but spreading fast. The other day, (MLA) Tapas Roy was present at Bobby’s (Firhad Hakim) meeting. Tapas is now Covid-positive. I don’t know how many more people will now be affected,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

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Firhad Hakim said : "It was not expected of him," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 3, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Subhas Chakrabarty ) : “When Mithun da was with Subhas da [CPI(M) leader Subhas Chakraborty], there was no investment. After that for some time he was with us, then also no investment came to the State. Now he is with BJP and no investment will come in the State,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are within our rights to claim such fees from the Metro authorities and hope they will cooperate with us,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are moving towards an auto mutation process. There are cases, in which certain plots were handed over to the Kolkata Improvement Trust , but the mutation of the said land was yet to be done. The deed also remained with the owner of the land. The owner’s heir did the mutation and tried to sell the land to someone. Such confusion can be avoided through auto mutation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 25, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are gearing up to introduce waste segregation across the city from December 1. This will not only help in enhancing the cleanliness of our city but also reduce the burden on the landfill site," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 19, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Search ) : “I don’t think there is any political connection to the incident. The incident of bombs being hurled has been reported, but more important is the way police dealt with the situation. Police swung into action and made prompt arrests. Anyone who takes the law into his hands will face the consequences, CM has already instructed the same to the police. Search operations are being carried out across the state. The accused will not be spared. Anti-social elements don’t belong to any party,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The civic body is making all possible efforts to combat the dengue outbreak and holding campaigns to make people aware of the situation. I would urge the people of the city to take the issue seriously and stay more vigilant. The accumulation of water and garbage on the roofs and backyards of houses should be checked. People must ensure the area in and around their house is clean so that mosquitoes don’t breed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 10, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "We must all show responsibility towards our society in fighting dengue. We cannot continue having a lackadaisical attitude...I am urging everybody to show some initiative so that we come out of this situation. We must not allow water to accumulate," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are now taking up awareness campaigns against littering of streets. If it works fine. If it doesn't motivate the litterbugs we may need to take penal action," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If needed we will shed blood but not allow anyone to divide the state. There will be no division of Bengal,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In case we find garbage dumped in vacant land and don't find its owner, our solid waste management department will clean the mess but we will levy a heavy penalty on the errant owner," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The KMC team may issue a notice to KMDA chairman and action will be taken on time," External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have skilled human resources. There had been no strike or man-days lost in the last 10 years” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 3, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I started as an entrepreneur myself and set up an SSI (Small Scale Industries) unit. I had to arrange for finance and identify the markets for selling the products. So I urge the trade and industry to help the entrepreneurs in these areas,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 3, 2022 4:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim saying : “This (investigation) is neither my job nor the job of Adhikari. Let the income tax agency do their job. He may approach the income tax” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 29, 2022 10:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The ghats will remain closed till then," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "As per weather forecast there would be moderate to heavy rain in the city. We are giving stress to prevent waterlogging. I have inspected some of the streets. We have found plastic waste dumped on the channel stones of gully pits in many places. We have cleaned up the areas as much as possible. I have instructed the commissioner to penalise business establishments if litter is found in front of their buildings or at least to issue notice and bring them to municipal court. I am appealing to people to be aware of the issue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We do not believe in violence. The police and the administration are there to ensure law and order. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee never speaks about attacking the Opposition. In her life, she was subjected to attacks on several occasions. Our party believes in the ideology of Gandhi,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 23, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Bengal Congress ) : “The BJP, Left and Congress have no presence of their own. So, they have formed a common platform against the TMC. This will not help them electorally” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 9:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "While the work for demolition of buildings that have been declared unsafe is under way and reconstruction is being planned, we have reasons to believe that the recent damages suffered by some buildings are not beyond repairs," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 5:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "To avoid inconvenience to residents who have to move out in panic at odd hours whenever a problem occurs, we have decided that KMRC will inform KMC and police about where they intend to work underground so that those living in the houses above can be shifted to hotels before the work begins. They will return after the work gets completed," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim announced ( about Karan Adani ) : "of the two companies that participated in the detailed project report, Adani Ports was the higher bidder" External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are happy to set up and give this water supply scheme as a gift to South Dum Dum before puja. Overall, 25 wards will be benefited," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The port, about 170 km from Kolkata, will have a deep draft of 12.1 meters and a 18 km channel. With a tidal support of 3.9 meters, the port will enjoy a peak draft of 16 meters, enabling large cape size vessels of one lakh dead weight tonne (DWT) to arrive directly to the port,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In the first one week of the commissioning, only small vehicles would ply on the bridge. Then, heavy vehicles would be allowed on it gradually," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Once it comes, we will throw open the bridge for traffic before Durga Puja. There was some issues over construction of some staircases. That has been resolved,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "In BJP, there are only leaders and no workers. So, a party without any worker can never generate mass support. BJP is a worthless party which is surviving just by using some central agencies," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The CM has instructed the DG to arrest all culprits at the earliest and ensure exemplary punishment for them,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Besides the civic health department, the drive will be jointly conducted by KMC's solid waste management and drainage and engineering department workers," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 3, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have asked our officials to take up a major cleanliness drive in areas where the dengue numbers were on the rise. If an owner of a vacant plot is found to be allowing garbage to accumulate, s/he will be penalized," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 3, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Some of the plots were handed over for a token amount of Re 1. When these lease agreements are renewed, we will increase the lease fee as these plots are being commercially exploited and they are generating huge revenue for the lessees. We are not asking for revenue share but a higher lease fee," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "When I assumed office, the income from lease deeds was merely Rs 2 crore a year. Now, we earn Rs 6 crore annually. I am sure we can raise the amount to Rs 60 crore in near future," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Park Circus ) : “We do not wish to encroach on any green space. But given that there is no empty land available nearby, we have to find a compromising solution. Park Circus is the only alternative. We are asking the shopkeepers to relocate there till the market is redeveloped,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are planning to have a land use plan for Bantala Sector VI area for aiding urban growth there," External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “A smear campaign is being run to tarnish my reputation. Bobby Hakim is in the TMC and that’s why he should be branded as a thief. But those who are in BJP are saints despite committing crimes. This means whoever joins the BJP will become a saint. But if the same person is in TMC, then he will be branded as a thief. The CBI had arrested me in a case. I am not going into the details as the matter is sub judice. I was sent to jail. Later, the court granted me bail. I am not scared of going to jail. But I would request them not to tarnish my reputation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I don't want to comment on other party affairs. I worked with Ghosh in the assembly for quite some time. I feel his party didn't do justice to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "How can I comment on that. It is up to the party to decide. What I have said is my personal opinion" External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I worked with Ghosh in the assembly for quite some time. I feel his party didn’t do justice to him,” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “How can I comment on that? It is up to the party to decide. What I have said is my personal opinion” External link

timesofindia Friday, August 19, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Ei Partha da ke ami chini na (I do not recognise this Partha da),” “We are all ashamed of what Partha has done. But that does not mean that everyone in the Trinamool is a thief” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 11, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "These tests will help to start the treatment at the earliest," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:27:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I may not be there in this world tomorrow but the world will stay, so will Kolkata,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No crack has occurred in the main structure of the flyover. KMDA had sent me a report on this matter on Wednesday. There is no cause for worry. We are constantly monitoring all the bridges by carrying out structural health audits," External link

timesofindia Friday, August 5, 2022 11:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I have directed the KMDA to check the papers related to this building. In case there is anything wrong, we will take over the building. We have that power," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 31, 2022 6:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : ”I have directed the KMDA to check the papers related to this building. In case there is anything wrong, we will take over the building. We have that power,” External link

news18 Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Partha Chatterjee ) : “I don’t know what the ED or Chatterjee has said. But how can he make calls? During such raids, the first thing they (officials of central agencies) do is that they seize mobile phones so that no calls can be made. I have faced it,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 25, 2022 12:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I have asked the KMC health department to start setting up vaccination camps from next week to reach out to citizens in large numbers," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no 'Mirzafars' (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no 'Mirzafars' (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

business-standard Friday, July 22, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "No such cross-voting took place by TMC lawmakers. There are no Mirzafars (traitors) in our party anymore. TMC is a disciplined party, there is not a single possibility of anyone of our party supporting the candidate propped up by a communal party like BJP," External link

Hindu Friday, July 22, 2022 3:56:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have complete faith in our lawmakers. We didn't have to take them to a hotel. They (the BJP) fear they'd lose some votes," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Chief Minister ) : "They often resort to personal attacks against the Chief Minister, something which is not acceptable and needs to be curbed," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "There the elected public representatives discuss crucial issues. The opposition has the space there to present its views. But in West Bengal, the manner in which personal attacks are made needs to be controlled. The Trinamool Congress had been in the opposition for a long time. But we have never used such words, especially against the Chief Minister," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Chief Minister ) : "They often resort to personal attacks against the Chief Minister, something which is not acceptable and needs to be curbed," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "There the elected public representatives discuss crucial issues. The opposition has the space there to present its views. But in West Bengal, the manner in which personal attacks are made needs to be controlled. The Trinamool Congress had been in the opposition for a long time. But we have never used such words, especially against the Chief Minister," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have planned a facelift for the city’s drainage network with the funds that have come our way accidentally,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 14, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We will send the list to the state government to stop registration of the illegal buildings," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We won't spare any official, who will turn a blind eye to construction of unauthorized buildings," External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "It is not possible to run trams on busy roads. We are running trams on a few routes, which will continue. Now we are thinking of introducing trolley buses which will use the overhead cable lines," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 24, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I feel the leader of the Opposition in state Assembly should be replaced by Dhankhar now. He is behaving and reacting like a BJP leader. He does not know what to say and when to say it,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 5, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “When an artist of KK’s stature performs in the city, it is difficult to contain the crowd. The AC was working perfectly. The ACs are meant for a 2,700 audience. If 7,000 people enter the stadium, how will the ACs perform? KMDA has suggested that Nazrul Mancha will not be rented to colleges but we haven’t decided anything yet” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “But everything was fine at the venue. KK was so popular that the young crowd went crazy. Even our officials were saying that Nazrul Mancha should not be rented out for college festivals as students tend to jump on chairs and break them,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 2, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The AC system at Nazrul Manch is in perfect order. KK fell ill and complained of excessive heat because the ACs became virtually useless with 7,000 people gathering at a place meant for 2,000. Yet, he kept singing,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:55:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “KK was so popular that the young crowd went crazy over his concert. Even our officials were saying that Nazrul Mancha should not be rented out for college fests as students tend to jump on the chairs and break them,” “When a popular singer like KK comes to Kolkata for a live concert, naturally they (organisers) could not control the entry of the audience. The air-conditioning system at Nazrul Mancha is sound and in perfect condition. But if more people enter the auditorium exceeding its capacity then the atmosphere also changes inside it. The AC has a capacity to handle the capacity of 2,700 people. But if 7,000 people turn up then it will not be adequate,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Police are actively probing the case. Law will take its own course,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:41:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We have noticed the deplorable condition of some stretches of the road and adopted a concretization plan for a major part. We hope that this will give relief to the motorists," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Under the OPEX model, PMIEMS will operate, charge and maintain the vehicles at their own cost. We provide the conductor and the daily earnings will come to the government coffers. We will pay them Rs 86 per km,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “What has happened is extremely unfortunate and I do not have words of consolation for his family. As of now, we are not allowed to hold any rowing competitions involving children on the Lake premises until rescue and follow boats are in place. The Kolkata Police commissioner has also been instructed to call a meeting with club authorities and KMDA officials to frame guidelines to ensure safety of the rowers,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Previously, there used to be a diesel speedboat that could be used in emergencies. It was withdrawn after environmentalists objected to it. But I think it could have saved the two,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I have asked KMRC officials to submit several vital documents that the JU experts need to probe the subsidence on Durga Pithuri Lane and come up with a solution. I hope KMRC submits the report by early next week,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “The incident has taken place a second time. They (KMRCL) had said they take the engineering responsibility but they didn’t. Of course, the loopholes are from their side,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Several big IT companies like Wipro and Infosys are coming to Bengal. Many companies will be a part of the Bengal Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley hub is now 200 acres. There is a 50-acre plot adjacent to the present Silicon Valley land. There is a plan to add that land for the Silicon Valley to extend further. If the plan gets approved by the state cabinet, then the land will become 250 acres wide. The chief minister wants to have IT development in such a way that the youth here don’t have to go outside the state any more for work,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are preparing ourselves to deal with any situation if the cyclone hits the city, and thereafter, bringing the city back to normal,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “All preparations are being done based on our lessons from the devastating effects of the Amphan cyclone in May 2020,” External link

expressindia Monday, May 9, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are, however, making preparations to deal with any eventuality if the cyclone hits the city so that life is brought back to normal as soon as possible," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "We are, however, making preparations to deal with any eventuality if the cyclone hits the city so that life is brought back to normal as soon as possible," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 8, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We know that commuters have been facing inconvenience due to the uneven surface of some major roads. We have taken up a comprehensive plan to make these roads smooth and motorable,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed ( about Amit Shah ) : “The Command Hospital is a central government entity. Union Home Minister Amit Shah described the death as a political murder. The murder theory was invented in advance to create pressure on those conducting the post-mortem. I request the honourable court to look into this matter,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Shah alleged that it was a ‘political murder’. Will the Command Hospital, which comes under the Union government, now give a statement against him? Will the doctors retain their job if they give any statement against him? We have doubts over the impartiality of the post-mortem report. How can a Union minister claim that it was a political murder without any investigation?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There is hardly any violence in West Bengal. Most of the cases cited by the BJP are either family feuds or fights over property in a village. The BJP is trying to malign us,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We want to use electric vehicles to reduce the use of petrol- and diesel-run vehicles in the city. But we are not getting adequate supply of such vehicles. We now have only about 75 electric vehicles. The KMC has called a tender for procurement of electric vehicles, but we are not getting a proper response or supply,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Though there is no water crisis as we have taken extra care to meet rising demand for water due to the heatwave-like situation in the city, people in some pockets, particularly those who are dependent on groundwater, are facing some scarcity. They need more water and it will be taken care of,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 27, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So, as per the Constitution, the governor has not been given extra-constitutional power. We will keep him informed and can take his suggestions,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 15, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Jim Nawaz is not a TMC member. He advises us on issues related to minority affairs. I met him during the election campaign. He is just an advisor among many,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have to move forward from Rampurhat and stand by the people,” External link

thehindu Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:23:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim alleged : "The BJP MLAs even assaulted female staff of the assembly and misbehaved with them. The saffron party legislators are faking injuries to hide their misdeeds," External link

dnaindia Monday, March 28, 2022 3:52:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “People of the village were not involved in this. The disturbance was created entirely by outsiders,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 11:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is an unfortunate incident. Action is being taken by the police. Why were the BJP and the Governor silent when a minister’s son mauled down farmers in Uttar Pradesh? The CPM is nowhere but is desperately trying to get some limelight through all this,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is an unfortunate and sad incident. But action is being taken by the police. Why were BJP and Governor silent when a minister’s son mauled down farmers in Uttar Pradesh? The CPM is nowhere but now desperately trying to gain some limelight through all this,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "When Sovan (Chatterjee) left (the party) my leader (Mamata Banerjee) made me the city mayor and I carried out my duties. I am a trusted member of TMC. I will try my best and carry out my duties. I thank my leader for having faith in me," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “As the councillors can’t dictate an official to sanction or refuse a project, they are not supposed to inquire about the nature of construction, authorized or not,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It takes time for an information or a complaint against illegal construction to reach the headquarters from boroughs. A section of unscrupulous promoters take advantage of this. When people start moving in an illegal structure, we can’t get them out,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He is always on Twitter. The governor wants to create an impasse all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:43:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He is always on Twitter. The governor wants to create an impasse all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The one-man-one-post campaign is not endorsed by the TMC. Nobody should create confusion on social media. It is a crime. When the policy was adopted, it was also mentioned that the party chairperson can change it if the need arises. She has been re-elected chairperson again (during the recent organizational poll). She will call a meeting and formulate a new policy,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The Working committeehas been set up, no other issues have been discussed,” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “A doctor in the US saves lives, so does a doctor in India. That is why doctors around the world take the same Hippocratic Oath. The BJP and some saffron-clad brainless people want to inject religion into everything,” “This is madness. This is stupidity. How can you comment on irrelevant things stemming out of ignorance? Doctors worldwide have no religion. Neither do they have any caste or country. They have only one identity: they save human lives. They are next to God. The Hippocratic Oath only reinforces these values... to help humans. It isn’t about you, me, our country, this (the oath) is (taken) across the world,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There will be 100% peaceful poll in Bidhannagar and we will accept the people’s verdict with our heads bowed down before them,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “The one-man-one-post campaign is not endorsed by the TMC. Nobody should create confusion on social media. It is a crime. When the policy was adopted, it was also mentioned that the party chairperson can change it if the need arises. She has been re-elected chairperson again (during the recent organizational poll). She will call a meeting and formulate a new policy,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 11, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “From Monday, we will start removing unused cables. The lighting department DG, along with the member, mayor-in-council, has been empowered to decide on the issue,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I hope very soon children would be able to go back to school and resume normal studies. But till then, let’s promote this ancient culture of open-air studies,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed : “The list was prepared after discussion with the party leaders and opinion of the I-PAC was also sought. The password of the website was misused. The one signed by Subrata Bakshi is genuine and it was prepared after approval of Trinamool Supremo ,” External link

economictimes Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Aware that the result of the municipal poll everywhere will go against them, BJP leaders are now asking for deferment of the municipal poll in 108 civic boards. They only want to buy more time" External link

news18 Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have taken up a major project for drainage upgrade for residents of vast stretches of EM Bypass and Behala. We hope to wrap up the work fast so that citizens can benefit from it as soon as possible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The BJP leaders hire sharpshooters from outside the state to kill people. It won’t work any more,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Usually, cops barricade the containment zones. While this will not be applicable for micro-containment zones, we will ask associations to ensure that those affected are monitored. Those not infected can come out but in a restricted manner. We hope these measures will help us reverse the numbers by January 10-15,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There are around 250,000 children in the city who fall in the 15-18 years age group. We would start with 16 schools but this number would be scaled up almost every day. All schools have been urged to send their students to the vaccination centres. Children who are not attached to schools would also get jabs,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Playing arenas will be shut until everyone tests negative again," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "Our telecallers will keep track of Covid positive people and remind them of the repeat test," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are reopening the safe home near Science City on Monday to accommodate asymptomatic patients," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We want to open some permanent centres at government schools so that students from adjacent neighbourhoods can avail the opportunity. Every day, we shall add more schools to vaccinate maximum students. We shall also respond to an appeal from any private school authorities," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Cases have shot up in Kolkata several times. Around 80% of the cases that have been reported are asymptomatic, while another 17% have symptoms such as fever and cough and cold. They are under home isolation. Only three per cent of the cases need to be hospitalized,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Who is the governor? He is the Constitutional head. His job is to see whether the state government is acting according to the Constitution. The way he is acting beyond his jurisdictions, it appears that we don’t have an elected government. Let there be no prime minister and chief minister and let the President and Governors rule the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Who is the governor? He is the Constitutional head. His job is to see whether the state government is acting according to the Constitution. The way he is acting beyond his jurisdictions, it appears that we don’t have an elected government. Let there be no prime minister and chief minister and let the President and Governors rule the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have already purchased equipment to clean the city’s major thoroughfares of dust and suspended particulate matter. We will buy more equipment in future to cover large areas of the city,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 24, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim declared ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “I thank Mamata Banerjee for entrusting me with this job. I will retain her trust till my last breath,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim replied : “I will work with the new leaders of KMC, especially the women, and even with those party leaders who haven’t been given an official position in the civic body,” External link

news18 Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I believe people will agree that we had handled Covid and other calamities ably,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Water supply will become a major thrust area and we need to supply potable water to all by augmenting our daily supply from major water treatment plants. We will act tough on anyone filling ponds and water bodies and make the city green by planting saplings wherever there is space for urban forestation,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is a drama staged by the BJP. Can the police dare to stop the movement of legislators?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is a drama staged by the BJP. Can the police dare to stop the movement of legislators?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I am very happy with the performance of the Kolkata Police. Polling is going on peacefully. The BJP’s allegation, that security cameras were deactivated in many places, is baseless. I personally visited some booths,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “At a time when the campaign is on for Kolkata civic poll, the BJP has gone to Singur for protest because it knows that it cannot win a single seat in the city,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Independents are no factor in this election” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Abhishek Banerjee ) : "Abhishek Banerjee has asked the ones who have not received tickets to work for the party and take part in campaigning. Those who have filed nominations as independents have not done the right thing. They should also follow party discipline," External link

news18 Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I will follow the instructions of the party. I grew up working for the people,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 26, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tathagata Roy ) : “Tathagata Da is a knowledgeable person and he has spoken the truth. We have been telling the same thing for a long time. People will never go with the BJP,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 19, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I grew up seeing Subratada. He was my childhood hero. There were numerous instances when I approached him for advice and he always guided me… It is an irreparable loss. This void will never be filled. He was an inspiration to all of us… We have no words to describe this loss… I have lost my big brother” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

news18 Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Central Government is violating the federal structure of the country. Law and order is a state subject but the Central Government is trying to interfere through central agencies” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "She will win by a record margin," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked : “She is looking for excuses she will use once she is defeated. In a large number of booths, the BJP failed to station its agents. Now, they are blaming us for their failure. Can anyone believe that there is an understanding between the TMC and the EC? Is it possible?” External link

expressindia Friday, October 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “Polling has been peaceful. In Bhabanipur, we are all friends here and there is no animosity among us. This is a political courtesy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “There has been no violation of Section anywhere in the state. The BJP knows very well that their candidate will lose the election and is hence making such allegations. Now, they will say that their booth agents were prevented from entering polling stations. However, in reality, they don’t even have polling agents. So far, people have exercised their franchise peacefully in Bhabanipur,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The water level has receded. Apart from a few pockets, the water level has gone down and people are coming in to vote,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “Apart from building CNG stations at WBTC’s bus depots, we are working out on an incentive scheme to attract private bus operators to run their fleet on CNG. There can be a two-year tax holiday for running electric and CNG buses,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It was my dream to see a private player come up with such a centre. Before the third wave hits us, in which we are told children could get infected, it is important that more and more people get inoculated. If a child’s parents, other relatives and domestic help are all vaccinated, the chances of a child contracting the novel coronavirus will be less. That is why more such centres are needed,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They had set a target of 200 seats and suffered a humiliating defeat (with 77 seats). There are apprehensions that they (BJP) may lose by a bigger margin (if elections are again held in those seats),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “All efforts were being to pump out water from the inundated areas and restore normalcy. When the water level in Ganga river increases, it enters the city causing waterlogging. Once the level of river water comes down, the situation will improve,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 18, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our top priority is financial restructuring and space utilisation and to bring back the business that is now going to the private sector. If an MBA can successfully run a private enterprise, why can’t an IAS officer, who is no less meritorious, run a government organisation?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The Kolkata municipal corporation and Kolkata police have taken all steps. School buildings have been kept open so that, if necessary, we can shift some of the slum dwellers from the low-lying areas. Pumps have been kept ready so that water can be drained out. The lock gates have been closed so that river water doesn’t enter when the water level rises,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 11, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN Registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM,” External link

india Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "All information regarding inoculation is there on the certificate. Starting from the batch number of the vaccine, there is also CoWIN Registration number. Besides, a special message of the CM," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Since these people cannot go to a vaccination centre leaving their business for several hours, we decided to bring the facility to their doorsteps,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Since these people cannot go to a vaccination centre leaving their business for several hours, we decided to bring the facility to their doorsteps," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our employees will be present for the on the spot registration. Then our vaccinators will take over,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I feel domestic help should be given the Covid warrior status to make them eligible for the vaccination free of cost. I shall take up the matter with the state health secretary for taking initiative for inclusion of domestic help in the priority group,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT



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state minister1.74%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
minister for urban development2.61%EN02/26/201526/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Firhad HakimEN72.32%
Firhad HakimFR26.55%
Firhad HakimSA1.13%


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Firhad Hakim told ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “A smear campaign is being run to tarnish my reputation. Bobby Hakim is in the TMC and that’s why he should be branded as a thief. But those who are in BJP are saints despite committing crimes. This means whoever joins the BJP will become a saint. But if the same person is in TMC, then he will be branded as a thief. The CBI had arrested me in a case. I am not going into the details as the matter is sub judice. I was sent to jail. Later, the court granted me bail. I am not scared of going to jail. But I would request them not to tarnish my reputation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 8, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : "I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:25:00 PM EAT

Sourav Ganguly said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : "I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class 1. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I too have called him several times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mamata Banerjee said ( about Firhad Hakim ) : “Omicron is not fatal but spreading fast. The other day, (MLA) Tapas Roy was present at Bobby’s (Firhad Hakim) meeting. Tapas is now Covid-positive. I don’t know how many more people will now be affected,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT