Firhad Hakim

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Firhad Hakim said : "CM said that CID, STF and CIF have joined to investigate the matter. I hope railways will help them. On behalf of the party, we want that culprits be arrested and brought to court," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Hossain is presently admitted to the Trauma Care Unit. A medical board is looking after his health. He is stable now and has injuries in his fingers and foot," External link

economictimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jai Shri Ram ) : "There is nothing to oppose about the chanting. But people will realise that BJP is not giving due respect to religion and Lord Ram," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We gave Rs 2,000 directly to street vendors, whereas the central government is giving them a loan. There was no delay from our side,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 25, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Commission ) : “BJP had alleged that names of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas are in the voters' list, that too 10 percent. We told the Election Commission that it is a direct blame on you since you make the list,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It’s not any internal conflict, but a BJP conspiracy. After receiving a detailed report from the police and the party unit, I will be able to tell what exactly happened,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The fire is under control. Those who have lost their houses will be provided shelter at nearby community halls and also at the Bagbazar Womens’ College. We will also provide them with food. From tomorrow morning we will start clearing the place. Once it’s complete, we will try to build shelters for those who have lost their homes,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “A few more boosting stations will have to be completed that would ensure equal distribution of water across Howrah, ending water woes here,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Since I took the first dose, they have been calling me daily for health updates. I am happy that I am a part of the trial. I feel accomplished. If it is successful, then they say it will be useful in case of the new strain as well,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed : “It is the media which is giving undue hype to BJP. We had a political programme and a stage was made. But none of the party workers disturbed any of them. Our workers only agitated against the new farm laws,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : "I am ashamed of your (Adhikari's) conduct. You are bending before Amit Shah to touch his feet. What prompted you to do this? For the fear of going to jail?" External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We concentrated first in removing everyone to safety,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Being a senior leader, Dutta should have approached the top leadership if he had any grievances. What I know is that Dutta had some issues with a section of local party leaders. Can it be a reason good enough to sever all ties in the present situation?" "I can only say that Dutta was liked by 'Didi' ( Mamata Banerjee ) and their relation was beyond politics. We all know what she did during his serious ailment," External link

economictimes Friday, December 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jitendra Kumar ) : “If someone wants to leave the party they can. I am not saying that Jitendra will do so, he is a still a committed worker of the Trinamool Congress. But the BJP is misleading many,” External link

thehindu Monday, December 14, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jitendra Kumar ) : “If someone wants to leave the party they can. I am not saying that Jitendra will do so, he is a still a committed worker of the Trinamool Congress. But the BJP is misleading many,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 14, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Policies are decided by legislators and he (Tiwari) is one of them. He should have discussed the matter with me. Writing this letter was not the right thing to do. If he wants to leave the party he is free to do so. But I believe he will stay. The BJP is misguiding some people,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 14, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They did not even inform the state government who is coming and who is going. The Central government provides security cover to Nadda and other BJP leaders. If they had asked for security cover, we would have made arrangements,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I am quite lucky to be part of the trial. I am absolutely fine. I do not care even if I die while undertaking this trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I have taken the vaccine and I am alright. People have to come forward for this study,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I feel I am quite lucky to be part of the trial. I am absolutely okay after taking the shot. I do not care even if I die while undertaking this trial," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "I want to help people. If my contribution helps in the treatment of people then I will be more than happy. I am keen to be part of the programme (Covaxin Phase III trial)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We respect central agencies but the BJP should stop using them for their vested political interests. BJP should stop doing politics over dead bodies" External link

business-standard Friday, November 20, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Besides creating artificial ponds or sprucing up the ghats of the natural water bodies, we shall also set up bio-toilets and changing rooms for women devotees,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Rabindranath Tagore ) : “Around 2,000 people were killed in the Gujarat riots in 2002. If we turn Bengal into Gujarat then people will fear of dying in encounters. Therefore, we do not want to turn Bengal into Gujarat. This is Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengal, Nazrul’s Bengal. People need to decide whether to retain Bengal’s cultural heritage or inherit riot politics from Gujarat,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The problem with Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is police encounter....So we don’t want Bengal to be turned into Gujarat,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the state has a stable government," External link

outlookindia Monday, November 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Ishrat Jahan ) : “The problem with Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is police encounters. Around 2000 people have been murdered in Gujarat. Several people like Ishrat Jahan have been killed in encounters. So we don’t want Bengal to be turned into Gujarat. Tata’s Nano car manufacturing factory has also closed down in Gujarat,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the state has a stable government," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the State has a stable government,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "All of us have been able to work for the people as Mamata Banerjee has given us an opportunity to do so. Those who are today trying to negate the contributions of Mamata Banerjee are trying to help the BJP. They are supporting divisive politics," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In all BJP-ruled states, tribals, Dalits and those from the backward communities are being tortured. There are reports of atrocities everywhere. So, this drama of having lunch at the house of a person from the Matua community is nothing but a poll gimmick before the assembly elections. But he can’t people fool every time, and the Matuas are very well aware of the BJP’s double standards,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 6, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So this drama of having lunch at the house of a person from the Matua community is nothing but a poll gimmick before the assembly elections. But he can’t people fool every time, and the Matuas are very well aware of the BJP’s double standards,” External link

india Friday, November 6, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We have heard that Amit Shah is planning to have lunch with a tribal family in West Bengal. This is nothing but a poll gimmick ahead of the assembly election,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Our government always thinks and works for all backward sections. In a BJP-ruled state, a Dalit girl is raped and murdered. Amit Shah now wants to go to the homes of Dalits and tribals to get rid of the curse” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “the idol will be kept in the gallery for the time being. It was liked by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the inauguration and it is an amazing work of art” External link

expressindia Friday, October 30, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “And then, everything from shopping malls and restaurants to bars remain open. Only Durga Puja pandals are closed,” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He (Naddda) is making baseless statements and should get his facts and figures corrected. He should stop peddling lies and misinformation. The central government itself has stopped sending funds due to GST compensation and J P Nadda is lecturing opposition ruled states and making politically motivated statements," External link

business-standard Monday, October 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are not like BJP, we respect all religions, caste, creed," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 9, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I knew Manish Shukla…Shukla was not happy in BJP and wanted to return to TMC. He had confided this to his close aides. He had been sending feelers to our leadership for the last few months.We don’t know, maybe he was killed because he wanted to return to the TMC. Criminals in West Bengal do not use these kinds of weapons. Some criminals had come to the state from outside to give protection and support to Arjun Singh during Lok Sabha polls. Were these criminals brought from outside this time? Both Shukla and Arjun Singh were travelling in the same car yesterday. Why did Arjun Singh abandon Shukla all of a sudden after receiving a call from Kailash Vijayvargiya? Why did he come to Kolkata leaving Shukla? Why were Shukla’s bodyguards not present with him yesterday? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered. Is this not a conspiracy? Only investigation will bring out the truth,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Arjun Singh ) : “He was pressured to join the BJP after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was not happy and wanted to return to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). He sent feelers to us. Singh is protected by Central security forces. Why wasn’t Shukla provided with the same security? I have heard that sharpshooters were brought from another state. Police will get to the bottom of this. Shukla was a favourite leader of mine,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “He introduced this culture in Barrackpore,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Manish Shukla's death is unfortunate. I knew him. The allegations that TMC is behind his killing is baseless and an attempt to divert attention from the truth," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 5, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We may lose some revenue because of the cent percent waiver of interest but at the same time, we will bring more property owners within the tax net. This way, our revenue will get augmented,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We wanted the NGT to allow the park for one day, but unfortunately, the NGT did not allow us. We will approach the Supreme Court,” External link

thehindu Friday, September 18, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The governor, before making any such comment, should find out about the pro-farmer schemes launched by the state government over the last nine years," External link

news18 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Elderly people are more vulnerable to Covid-19. There is a need to reach out to such elderly people living in these high-rises, many of whom stay alone. The police and KMC officials will collate all information regarding them ward wise. We will also inform them about the numbers to reach out to incase of emergency. We will also seek the help of the resident welfare associations,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If a registered medical practitioner refuses to write a death certificate, the ward coordinator will alert the civic authorities. The KMC brass will arrange for a proper post-mortem at a medical college and hospital to enable the family to cremate the deceased,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If a registered medical practitioner refuses to write a death certificate, the ward coordinator will alert the civic authorities. The KMC brass will arrange for a proper post-mortem at a medical college and hospital to enable the family to cremate the deceased,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 31, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Their (the BJP’s) heads are full of coronavirus and they are speaking gibberish. The police are probing the matter. But they are asking for a CBI probe into a normal case. The state police have solved more cases than the CBI. They are playing politics over a dead body. The BJP suffers from depression which also reflects in the MLAs,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “But I appeal to everyone to not leave their homes as much as possible. In case they have to come out, they should wear masks and apply sanitizer. They should also sanitize the elevators at regular intervals,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “We are initiating a high-rise microplanning, which will require our officials to visit the complexes. We appeal to the residents for coordination with the officials and workers,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Entry into these complexes is difficult. People will have to understand that we are there to help them,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are all looking up to the real estate sector, which contributes 8% to GDP with a workforce of 52 billion, for the revival of the economy. There is an estimated loss of 1 lakh crore by the real estate sector in 2020 due to the pandemic. The state government is working closely with a private firm to seek reports on how to rationalise the circle rates,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We had got guidelines from the ICMR and according to that we have started conducting these tests from today,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So far, they have given only Rs 1,000 for Amphan. They purposely omitted our chief minister’s name from the list of speakers so that she could not demand the money that Bengal should get from the Centre. This BJP-ruled central government is anti-people. This government is only for the rich and anti-poor,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our focus is the post-corona, post-cyclone situation. Their focus is next year’s election. The priorities are clear,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In case there are multiple patients from the same campus and they reside in different blocks or towers, then the entire campus would be identified as a containment zone,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Though I have asked the civic officials to locate the origin of infection, I feel the markets in the neighbourhoods could be the trouble spots,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 15,000 trees have fallen in the city. Right now we have to plant 30,000 to 40,000 trees to fill this vacuum. We have to select the right trees for the city and will consult with experts before starting the drive,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 1, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked : “Why did he not come to KMC,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Enough is enough. People’s patience is running out. CESC must employ more workers to complete the process of bringing back power supply in the city,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our ward coordinators will visit the affected buildings in their respective wards and report their status to civic officials at the boroughs. Then the borough officials will take necessary steps to ensure repair of the houses. Right now, we will take preventive steps so that the buildings, where trees have toppled over, don’t collapse,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The utility has been blaming fallen trees coming in the way of restoring power lines. But I have told them enough is enough. I sought a deadline from them and they told me that they needed one more day,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

news18 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 25, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “People are inconvenienced by the CESC. Additional 360 persons are deployed to chop trees. But people were in trouble, we are sorry. (Functioning of) CESC is not the responsibility of the KMC or the State government. They informed that power was restored in 50% of the neighbourhood,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 25, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Delay in resuming power services was not caused due to any delay by our team in clearing the roads. It was caused by CESC's depleted staff strength, which may be due to the present situation (COVID-19 lockdown)," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Delay in resuming power services was not caused due to any delay by our team in clearing the roads. It was caused by CESC's depleted staff strength, which may be due to the present situation (COVID-19 lockdown)," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

geo-tv Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads," "We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have requested the CESC to restore power supply if possible by today or tomorrow. In large parts of Kolkata, state electricity board also supplies power. I had a discussion with officials and they said electricity will be restored by today. Right now, we are not restoring street lights as electrical poles and wires have been damaged in several areas. Work to remove lamp posts and clear roads is on. Street lights will be restored in phased manner after getting certificates from CESC. In Behala, Tollygunge and Jadavpur areas where CESC runs electricity through overhead wires, CESC said it will take two days to restore power supply. I am constantly in touch with them to ensure electricity is restored as soon as possible,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

ngrguardiannews Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

news18 Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads,” “We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

pulse Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

afp-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads,” “We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "There are a few pockets where streets are still submerged. Water could not be pumped out because of power cut. The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) has been asked to restore power in pumping stations in those areas," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 5,000 trees were uprooted and several houses have collapsed. The city has never witnessed a bigger disaster,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 5,000 trees were uprooted and several houses have collapsed. The city has never witnessed a bigger disaster than this,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have to maintain a close vigil on activities of traders as well as customers in markets located in densely populated areas and fall under containment areas. There could be no relaxations in norms,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We were really worried at a point of time when containment zones were being added in quick succession. Then we got tougher with anyone flouting lockdown norms. Simultaneously, we deployed our health and solid waste management teams to take care of the Covid suspects. Cops also played their roles properly,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Stern action will be taken against those who were responsible for the incident. Peace process should start soon,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : ”The BJP from the very beginning of the pandemic has been trying to communalise the crisis. This is condemnable. The state government has ramped up all efforts to bring back stranded citizens,” External link

india Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Hundreds of truck drivers and cleaners come to this wholesale hub. We don’t know who is carrying the virus. This is why we are thinking of ways to stop them from reaching here,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He is regularly attacking the state government. But does he have the guts to call up the central government and ask them why did they send faulty testing kits to Bengal? The answer is no, because he will lose his job in that case," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We hope the medical officers will understand the situation and resume duties to serve the people in such a crisis,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “With all respect, I challenge the Hon’ble Governor to show me a single case where the TMC or anyone attached to the party has done any corruption in regard to the rationing system. In the hard lockdown situation, maybe there was some problem in distribution system. But that is not corruption. After getting information from the public, the chief minister herself took strict action against the department and the secretary. The government is trying hard to normalise the rationing system” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very essential that we maintain physical distancing and social distancing during this period. If we do not observe this, the disease will take our localities and families in its grasp,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very essential that we maintain physical distancing and social distancing during this period. If we do not observe this, the disease will take our localities and families in its grasp,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim asserted : “This has no scientific basis, this business of selling cow urine, neither in corona cure nor for any other medical purpose,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We will look at setting up more such facilities as parking solution in congested places,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim reported : "The governor should not be worried about any possible violence in the upcoming polls since law and order is a state issue. If as a person he feels deeply about crimes against human beings, then he should feel pained at the recent Delhi riots which took several human lives while more dead bodies might be recovered," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He has picked a stray incident to show disrespect to all the women of Bengal,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 9, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He has picked up a stray incident to show disrespect to all women of Bengal," External link

news18 Monday, March 9, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He has picked a stray incident to show disrespect to all the women of Bengal,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He has picked up a stray incident to show disrespect to all women of Bengal," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Mamata Banerjee is leading the battle of protecting India’s plurality and inclusiveness as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. She doesn’t divide people,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They have stooped so low that now they need to have a drop box. They are not getting candidates to contest and, therefore, the drop box” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I must admit that a powerful racket and middlemen are responsible for fleecing motorists. But this must stop. We shall not spare agencies who don’t follow our guidelines for car parking,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are looking forward to implementing the project and expect to bring relief to Kolkatans who suffer due to severe waterlogging,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “It is your duty to give relief to owners of transferred property,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In some places, waste and garbage have piled up over a long period, due to negligence of our own staff. The DG conservancy have been apprised on this matter. Besides, there is a plot belonging to the rail authorities, where garbage has piled up. Water has accumulated inside some coconut shell, where mosquito larvae have already started breeding,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, February 24, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The chief minister will certainly reiterate the demands when she meets the prime minister again," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The chief minister will certainly reiterate the demands when she meets the prime minister again," External link

business-standard Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tapas Paul ) : "Tapas Paul was not only a good actor but also a good human being. He was victimized by the central government. It is due to the vendetta politics pursued by BJP, that he became ill and passed away at such a early age" External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tapas Paul ) : "Tapas Paul was not only a good actor but also a good human being. He was victimized by the central government. It is due to the vendetta politics pursued by BJP, that he became ill and passed away at such a early age" External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Every day, we get to hear about pool car accidents. Yesterday (Saturday), four school children were killed in Punjab after a pool car caught fire. So the state transport department has to think seriously regarding the pool car related accidents. I would request State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari to think about this and do not issue licences to such pool car drivers without giving them proper training,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 17, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our motto now is very clear. We have taken up augmentation of water treatment plants in a major way. I want the results of such augmentation to reach the citizens who are even now dependent on groundwater. Keeping in mind paucity of land, we have identified small plots where capsule booster pumping stations will come up. We will build more such booster pumping stations to replace groundwater usage, especially in added areas, like Garden Reach, Behala, Tollygunge and areas along EM Bypass,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "hacked by people with vested interests to malign the KMC" External link

news18 Monday, January 27, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is not the first time the KMC’s website and Facebook page have been hacked. I have asked officials to conduct an inquiry,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "One cannot stage protest in this fashion just by sitting anywhere. By organising such kind of protests, they are diluting the intensity of anti-CAA movement and strengthening hands of BJP," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There would have been no CAA (if Netaji was alive). Because Netaji had Dhillon (Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon) on one side and Shah Nawaz Khan on the other. Netaji means communal harmony,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 24, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our officials were getting negative feedback about the form because of its length and unexplained complications. Now, we have done away with irrelevant matters and made the form citizen-friendly,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Going through the nature of complaints, the department heads will offer solutions to the aggrieved complainants. In case no prompt action can be taken, the HoD concerned will have explain the reasons and give it in writing. Under no circumstances a genuine complainant should feel neglected,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told ( about Satish Chandra ) : “JU had come up as a consequence of the Swadeshi Movement and its present campus is located where its engineering college had been shifted in 1924. The legacy of former mayors like Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Jatindra Mohan Sengupta and Satish Chandra Ghosh is associated with the esteemed varsity of the country. The JU authorities need to write to us about the extension of the lease term and then we will offer them the land in perpetuum,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 13, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The announcement was made to simplify the process of constructing one’s own house. I have had several complaints from plot owners who have had to wait for months and at times more than a year to get a simple building plan on a 2.5-3 cottah plot approved. People are unnecessarily harassed and made to run from pillar to post. To remove the red tape, we have done away with the requirement to get a building plan sanctioned for construction of house of less than 200 sqm on 3 cottah,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “During today’s MMIC meeting, one important decision that we took is that now onwards land owners will not require building plan sanction for construction on land below three kottah in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “During today’s MMIC meeting, one important decision that we took is that now onwards land owners will not require building plan sanction for construction on land below three kottah in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “To check the structural stability will also be his responsibility. There should be a declaration by the LBS that the building plan is as per law. After this, the corporation will conduct an enquiry if the construction is being done as per the plan or not. If later, the KMC finds any LBS at fault, his or her licence will be cancelled,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The chief minister has assured that CAA and NRC won’t be implemented in West Bengal. Those who are resorting to violence are strengthening BJP,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “We are distributing bins to every household so that they could use them to throw waste. We are requesting everyone not to use plastic bags and cups to protect the environment from pollution. We distributed jute and cloth bags to reduce the use of plastic bags. There is no shame in cleaning garbage and waste from your neighbourhood. If the Mayor of Kolkata can do it, then others can also do it. At the end of the day, your and your family’s health is more important than your prestige,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 2, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Lodge an FIR with the local police station and ensure that the new encroachers are ousted,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very unfortunate the way the BJP is destroying the loyalty and morality in politics. They had done it in Karnataka, Goa and now they have replicated that in Maharashtra. They may have temporarily formed the government, but they have destroyed the ethics in politics,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 25, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "The party which is ruling the country, does not know its history and culture," External link

firstpost Monday, November 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "The party which is ruling the country, does not know its history and culture," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 18, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “The pond was located behind a building inside the park, where no visitors go. We have to find out how the child reached there and none of the security guards noticed him,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Bidhan Chandra Roy ) : “Those who vandalized Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust in Kolkata and Lenin’s statue in Tripura are the ones behind the desecration of Bidhan Roy’s bust,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "It’s a very tragic incident. I have asked Debashis Sen to investigate into the incident and find out if there were enough guards at the spot when the accident had happened. I have also asked them to fence off all such water bodies inside the amusement park," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are doing our best to restrict the spread of dengue. Some cases have been reported because the weather conditions are conducive to the spread of the disease, but our health centres and testing centres are working round the clock to serve the people. BJP is trying to do politics over it, but they will not succeed because KMC is doing its best,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "The BJP is only trying to create an issue out of non-issue. The people of Bengal know the real situation. The saffron party has failed to perform in states where they are in power but wouldn't get tired of lecturing us," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Both, the owners and tenants, will benefit from this system. We shall send all relevant documents to the state government for necessary action,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “BJP hired sharpshooters from Jharkhand and UP and terrorised our councillors,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They were not taking the law into their own hands. How can we use batons or tear gas on such people?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “These migrant workers had been living in extreme fear after the five workers were brutally killed. We decided that we will not let them live in fear and hence decided to bring them back. We will stand by them in any situation,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 4, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Everybody in India has the right to go any state. Not only people from our state go to other states, but people from other states also come to Bengal to work. We never attack them,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 1, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim remarked ( about Amit Shah ) : “Why is Union home minister Amit Shah silent on the death of the five workers from Bengal?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked ( about Chief Minister ) : “The Chief Minister is pained to see Bengalis are being targeted elsewhere in the country. While some are being burnt alive, others are being shot dead. It is a matter of great concern for us. We are with the families of the victims. Why there should not be any protection for those who work in Kashmir?” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The West Bengal Transport Corporation has formulated a project with time-bound schedule for manufacturing of single coach non-AC and AC trams with better look and reliability. Single coach tram will make its movement faster and city less congested,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : "It is for him (Shah) to decide where he should go. But, I would say that people of Bengal don't like the politicisation of Durga Puja as the festival is an integral part of the Bengali culture," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “As per suggestions of Public Works Department (PWD) engineers and RITES experts, only small vehicles weighing up to three tonnes will he allowed to ply on the bridge. The bridge will be open for pedestrians, but closed for buses from Sunday 6 am. The routes for around 600 buses will be diverted. We will inform about the change in the routes of these buses thought newspapers and news channels,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Since RITES had, in its preliminary report, stated that the bridge was weak, banning of buses will help reduce load on Tallah Bridge, which is 57-year-old. RITES and PWD will do further study on the load-bearing capacity of the bridge before taking a call on its future, including the possibility of pulling it down,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader1.74%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
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
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 said : "CM said that CID, STF and CIF have joined to investigate the matter. I hope railways will help them. On behalf of the party, we want that culprits be arrested and brought to court," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Hossain is presently admitted to the Trauma Care Unit. A medical board is looking after his health. He is stable now and has injuries in his fingers and foot," External link

economictimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jai Shri Ram ) : "There is nothing to oppose about the chanting. But people will realise that BJP is not giving due respect to religion and Lord Ram," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We gave Rs 2,000 directly to street vendors, whereas the central government is giving them a loan. There was no delay from our side,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 25, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Commission ) : “BJP had alleged that names of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas are in the voters' list, that too 10 percent. We told the Election Commission that it is a direct blame on you since you make the list,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It’s not any internal conflict, but a BJP conspiracy. After receiving a detailed report from the police and the party unit, I will be able to tell what exactly happened,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The fire is under control. Those who have lost their houses will be provided shelter at nearby community halls and also at the Bagbazar Womens’ College. We will also provide them with food. From tomorrow morning we will start clearing the place. Once it’s complete, we will try to build shelters for those who have lost their homes,” External link

news18 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “A few more boosting stations will have to be completed that would ensure equal distribution of water across Howrah, ending water woes here,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Since I took the first dose, they have been calling me daily for health updates. I am happy that I am a part of the trial. I feel accomplished. If it is successful, then they say it will be useful in case of the new strain as well,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim claimed : “It is the media which is giving undue hype to BJP. We had a political programme and a stage was made. But none of the party workers disturbed any of them. Our workers only agitated against the new farm laws,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : "I am ashamed of your (Adhikari's) conduct. You are bending before Amit Shah to touch his feet. What prompted you to do this? For the fear of going to jail?" External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We concentrated first in removing everyone to safety,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Being a senior leader, Dutta should have approached the top leadership if he had any grievances. What I know is that Dutta had some issues with a section of local party leaders. Can it be a reason good enough to sever all ties in the present situation?" "I can only say that Dutta was liked by 'Didi' ( Mamata Banerjee ) and their relation was beyond politics. We all know what she did during his serious ailment," External link

economictimes Friday, December 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jitendra Kumar ) : “If someone wants to leave the party they can. I am not saying that Jitendra will do so, he is a still a committed worker of the Trinamool Congress. But the BJP is misleading many,” External link

thehindu Monday, December 14, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Jitendra Kumar ) : “If someone wants to leave the party they can. I am not saying that Jitendra will do so, he is a still a committed worker of the Trinamool Congress. But the BJP is misleading many,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 14, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Policies are decided by legislators and he (Tiwari) is one of them. He should have discussed the matter with me. Writing this letter was not the right thing to do. If he wants to leave the party he is free to do so. But I believe he will stay. The BJP is misguiding some people,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 14, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They did not even inform the state government who is coming and who is going. The Central government provides security cover to Nadda and other BJP leaders. If they had asked for security cover, we would have made arrangements,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I am quite lucky to be part of the trial. I am absolutely fine. I do not care even if I die while undertaking this trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I have taken the vaccine and I am alright. People have to come forward for this study,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "I feel I am quite lucky to be part of the trial. I am absolutely okay after taking the shot. I do not care even if I die while undertaking this trial," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "I want to help people. If my contribution helps in the treatment of people then I will be more than happy. I am keen to be part of the programme (Covaxin Phase III trial)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We respect central agencies but the BJP should stop using them for their vested political interests. BJP should stop doing politics over dead bodies" External link

business-standard Friday, November 20, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Besides creating artificial ponds or sprucing up the ghats of the natural water bodies, we shall also set up bio-toilets and changing rooms for women devotees,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Rabindranath Tagore ) : “Around 2,000 people were killed in the Gujarat riots in 2002. If we turn Bengal into Gujarat then people will fear of dying in encounters. Therefore, we do not want to turn Bengal into Gujarat. This is Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengal, Nazrul’s Bengal. People need to decide whether to retain Bengal’s cultural heritage or inherit riot politics from Gujarat,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The problem with Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is police encounter....So we don’t want Bengal to be turned into Gujarat,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the state has a stable government," External link

outlookindia Monday, November 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Ishrat Jahan ) : “The problem with Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is police encounters. Around 2000 people have been murdered in Gujarat. Several people like Ishrat Jahan have been killed in encounters. So we don’t want Bengal to be turned into Gujarat. Tata’s Nano car manufacturing factory has also closed down in Gujarat,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the state has a stable government," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Industries will come up in Bengal as the situation is favourable and the State has a stable government,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "All of us have been able to work for the people as Mamata Banerjee has given us an opportunity to do so. Those who are today trying to negate the contributions of Mamata Banerjee are trying to help the BJP. They are supporting divisive politics," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In all BJP-ruled states, tribals, Dalits and those from the backward communities are being tortured. There are reports of atrocities everywhere. So, this drama of having lunch at the house of a person from the Matua community is nothing but a poll gimmick before the assembly elections. But he can’t people fool every time, and the Matuas are very well aware of the BJP’s double standards,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 6, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So this drama of having lunch at the house of a person from the Matua community is nothing but a poll gimmick before the assembly elections. But he can’t people fool every time, and the Matuas are very well aware of the BJP’s double standards,” External link

india Friday, November 6, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We have heard that Amit Shah is planning to have lunch with a tribal family in West Bengal. This is nothing but a poll gimmick ahead of the assembly election,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : “Our government always thinks and works for all backward sections. In a BJP-ruled state, a Dalit girl is raped and murdered. Amit Shah now wants to go to the homes of Dalits and tribals to get rid of the curse” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “the idol will be kept in the gallery for the time being. It was liked by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the inauguration and it is an amazing work of art” External link

expressindia Friday, October 30, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “And then, everything from shopping malls and restaurants to bars remain open. Only Durga Puja pandals are closed,” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He (Naddda) is making baseless statements and should get his facts and figures corrected. He should stop peddling lies and misinformation. The central government itself has stopped sending funds due to GST compensation and J P Nadda is lecturing opposition ruled states and making politically motivated statements," External link

business-standard Monday, October 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "We are not like BJP, we respect all religions, caste, creed," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 9, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I knew Manish Shukla…Shukla was not happy in BJP and wanted to return to TMC. He had confided this to his close aides. He had been sending feelers to our leadership for the last few months.We don’t know, maybe he was killed because he wanted to return to the TMC. Criminals in West Bengal do not use these kinds of weapons. Some criminals had come to the state from outside to give protection and support to Arjun Singh during Lok Sabha polls. Were these criminals brought from outside this time? Both Shukla and Arjun Singh were travelling in the same car yesterday. Why did Arjun Singh abandon Shukla all of a sudden after receiving a call from Kailash Vijayvargiya? Why did he come to Kolkata leaving Shukla? Why were Shukla’s bodyguards not present with him yesterday? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered. Is this not a conspiracy? Only investigation will bring out the truth,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Arjun Singh ) : “He was pressured to join the BJP after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was not happy and wanted to return to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). He sent feelers to us. Singh is protected by Central security forces. Why wasn’t Shukla provided with the same security? I have heard that sharpshooters were brought from another state. Police will get to the bottom of this. Shukla was a favourite leader of mine,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “He introduced this culture in Barrackpore,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Manish Shukla's death is unfortunate. I knew him. The allegations that TMC is behind his killing is baseless and an attempt to divert attention from the truth," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 5, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We may lose some revenue because of the cent percent waiver of interest but at the same time, we will bring more property owners within the tax net. This way, our revenue will get augmented,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We wanted the NGT to allow the park for one day, but unfortunately, the NGT did not allow us. We will approach the Supreme Court,” External link

thehindu Friday, September 18, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The governor, before making any such comment, should find out about the pro-farmer schemes launched by the state government over the last nine years," External link

news18 Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Elderly people are more vulnerable to Covid-19. There is a need to reach out to such elderly people living in these high-rises, many of whom stay alone. The police and KMC officials will collate all information regarding them ward wise. We will also inform them about the numbers to reach out to incase of emergency. We will also seek the help of the resident welfare associations,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If a registered medical practitioner refuses to write a death certificate, the ward coordinator will alert the civic authorities. The KMC brass will arrange for a proper post-mortem at a medical college and hospital to enable the family to cremate the deceased,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “If a registered medical practitioner refuses to write a death certificate, the ward coordinator will alert the civic authorities. The KMC brass will arrange for a proper post-mortem at a medical college and hospital to enable the family to cremate the deceased,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 31, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Their (the BJP’s) heads are full of coronavirus and they are speaking gibberish. The police are probing the matter. But they are asking for a CBI probe into a normal case. The state police have solved more cases than the CBI. They are playing politics over a dead body. The BJP suffers from depression which also reflects in the MLAs,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “But I appeal to everyone to not leave their homes as much as possible. In case they have to come out, they should wear masks and apply sanitizer. They should also sanitize the elevators at regular intervals,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “We are initiating a high-rise microplanning, which will require our officials to visit the complexes. We appeal to the residents for coordination with the officials and workers,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Entry into these complexes is difficult. People will have to understand that we are there to help them,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are all looking up to the real estate sector, which contributes 8% to GDP with a workforce of 52 billion, for the revival of the economy. There is an estimated loss of 1 lakh crore by the real estate sector in 2020 due to the pandemic. The state government is working closely with a private firm to seek reports on how to rationalise the circle rates,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We had got guidelines from the ICMR and according to that we have started conducting these tests from today,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “So far, they have given only Rs 1,000 for Amphan. They purposely omitted our chief minister’s name from the list of speakers so that she could not demand the money that Bengal should get from the Centre. This BJP-ruled central government is anti-people. This government is only for the rich and anti-poor,” External link

news18 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our focus is the post-corona, post-cyclone situation. Their focus is next year’s election. The priorities are clear,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In case there are multiple patients from the same campus and they reside in different blocks or towers, then the entire campus would be identified as a containment zone,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Though I have asked the civic officials to locate the origin of infection, I feel the markets in the neighbourhoods could be the trouble spots,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 15,000 trees have fallen in the city. Right now we have to plant 30,000 to 40,000 trees to fill this vacuum. We have to select the right trees for the city and will consult with experts before starting the drive,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 1, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked : “Why did he not come to KMC,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Enough is enough. People’s patience is running out. CESC must employ more workers to complete the process of bringing back power supply in the city,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our ward coordinators will visit the affected buildings in their respective wards and report their status to civic officials at the boroughs. Then the borough officials will take necessary steps to ensure repair of the houses. Right now, we will take preventive steps so that the buildings, where trees have toppled over, don’t collapse,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The utility has been blaming fallen trees coming in the way of restoring power lines. But I have told them enough is enough. I sought a deadline from them and they told me that they needed one more day,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

news18 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 25, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "Our combined prayers to the Almighty to defeat coronavirus and end misery of people struck by cyclone Amphan," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “People are inconvenienced by the CESC. Additional 360 persons are deployed to chop trees. But people were in trouble, we are sorry. (Functioning of) CESC is not the responsibility of the KMC or the State government. They informed that power was restored in 50% of the neighbourhood,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 25, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Delay in resuming power services was not caused due to any delay by our team in clearing the roads. It was caused by CESC's depleted staff strength, which may be due to the present situation (COVID-19 lockdown)," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "Delay in resuming power services was not caused due to any delay by our team in clearing the roads. It was caused by CESC's depleted staff strength, which may be due to the present situation (COVID-19 lockdown)," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

geo-tv Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads," "We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have requested the CESC to restore power supply if possible by today or tomorrow. In large parts of Kolkata, state electricity board also supplies power. I had a discussion with officials and they said electricity will be restored by today. Right now, we are not restoring street lights as electrical poles and wires have been damaged in several areas. Work to remove lamp posts and clear roads is on. Street lights will be restored in phased manner after getting certificates from CESC. In Behala, Tollygunge and Jadavpur areas where CESC runs electricity through overhead wires, CESC said it will take two days to restore power supply. I am constantly in touch with them to ensure electricity is restored as soon as possible,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

ngrguardiannews Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

news18 Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : “it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads,” “We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

pulse Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim warned : "it will take at five to six days to pump out the water from streets, to clear the uprooted trees and restore the water supply" External link

afp-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “More than 5,000 trees have been uprooted. We have already cleared several roads,” “We are in touch with the private power supply provider and had asked them to restore supply as early as possible” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "There are a few pockets where streets are still submerged. Water could not be pumped out because of power cut. The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) has been asked to restore power in pumping stations in those areas," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 5,000 trees were uprooted and several houses have collapsed. The city has never witnessed a bigger disaster,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 22, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Over 5,000 trees were uprooted and several houses have collapsed. The city has never witnessed a bigger disaster than this,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We have to maintain a close vigil on activities of traders as well as customers in markets located in densely populated areas and fall under containment areas. There could be no relaxations in norms,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We were really worried at a point of time when containment zones were being added in quick succession. Then we got tougher with anyone flouting lockdown norms. Simultaneously, we deployed our health and solid waste management teams to take care of the Covid suspects. Cops also played their roles properly,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Stern action will be taken against those who were responsible for the incident. Peace process should start soon,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : ”The BJP from the very beginning of the pandemic has been trying to communalise the crisis. This is condemnable. The state government has ramped up all efforts to bring back stranded citizens,” External link

india Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Hundreds of truck drivers and cleaners come to this wholesale hub. We don’t know who is carrying the virus. This is why we are thinking of ways to stop them from reaching here,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He is regularly attacking the state government. But does he have the guts to call up the central government and ask them why did they send faulty testing kits to Bengal? The answer is no, because he will lose his job in that case," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We hope the medical officers will understand the situation and resume duties to serve the people in such a crisis,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “With all respect, I challenge the Hon’ble Governor to show me a single case where the TMC or anyone attached to the party has done any corruption in regard to the rationing system. In the hard lockdown situation, maybe there was some problem in distribution system. But that is not corruption. After getting information from the public, the chief minister herself took strict action against the department and the secretary. The government is trying hard to normalise the rationing system” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very essential that we maintain physical distancing and social distancing during this period. If we do not observe this, the disease will take our localities and families in its grasp,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very essential that we maintain physical distancing and social distancing during this period. If we do not observe this, the disease will take our localities and families in its grasp,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim asserted : “This has no scientific basis, this business of selling cow urine, neither in corona cure nor for any other medical purpose,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We will look at setting up more such facilities as parking solution in congested places,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim reported : "The governor should not be worried about any possible violence in the upcoming polls since law and order is a state issue. If as a person he feels deeply about crimes against human beings, then he should feel pained at the recent Delhi riots which took several human lives while more dead bodies might be recovered," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He has picked a stray incident to show disrespect to all the women of Bengal,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 9, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He has picked up a stray incident to show disrespect to all women of Bengal," External link

news18 Monday, March 9, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “He has picked a stray incident to show disrespect to all the women of Bengal,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 9, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "He has picked up a stray incident to show disrespect to all women of Bengal," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Mamata Banerjee is leading the battle of protecting India’s plurality and inclusiveness as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. She doesn’t divide people,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They have stooped so low that now they need to have a drop box. They are not getting candidates to contest and, therefore, the drop box” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “I must admit that a powerful racket and middlemen are responsible for fleecing motorists. But this must stop. We shall not spare agencies who don’t follow our guidelines for car parking,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 6, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are looking forward to implementing the project and expect to bring relief to Kolkatans who suffer due to severe waterlogging,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “It is your duty to give relief to owners of transferred property,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “In some places, waste and garbage have piled up over a long period, due to negligence of our own staff. The DG conservancy have been apprised on this matter. Besides, there is a plot belonging to the rail authorities, where garbage has piled up. Water has accumulated inside some coconut shell, where mosquito larvae have already started breeding,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, February 24, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The chief minister will certainly reiterate the demands when she meets the prime minister again," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "The chief minister will certainly reiterate the demands when she meets the prime minister again," External link

business-standard Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tapas Paul ) : "Tapas Paul was not only a good actor but also a good human being. He was victimized by the central government. It is due to the vendetta politics pursued by BJP, that he became ill and passed away at such a early age" External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Tapas Paul ) : "Tapas Paul was not only a good actor but also a good human being. He was victimized by the central government. It is due to the vendetta politics pursued by BJP, that he became ill and passed away at such a early age" External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “Every day, we get to hear about pool car accidents. Yesterday (Saturday), four school children were killed in Punjab after a pool car caught fire. So the state transport department has to think seriously regarding the pool car related accidents. I would request State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari to think about this and do not issue licences to such pool car drivers without giving them proper training,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 17, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our motto now is very clear. We have taken up augmentation of water treatment plants in a major way. I want the results of such augmentation to reach the citizens who are even now dependent on groundwater. Keeping in mind paucity of land, we have identified small plots where capsule booster pumping stations will come up. We will build more such booster pumping stations to replace groundwater usage, especially in added areas, like Garden Reach, Behala, Tollygunge and areas along EM Bypass,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "hacked by people with vested interests to malign the KMC" External link

news18 Monday, January 27, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “This is not the first time the KMC’s website and Facebook page have been hacked. I have asked officials to conduct an inquiry,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "One cannot stage protest in this fashion just by sitting anywhere. By organising such kind of protests, they are diluting the intensity of anti-CAA movement and strengthening hands of BJP," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “There would have been no CAA (if Netaji was alive). Because Netaji had Dhillon (Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon) on one side and Shah Nawaz Khan on the other. Netaji means communal harmony,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 24, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Our officials were getting negative feedback about the form because of its length and unexplained complications. Now, we have done away with irrelevant matters and made the form citizen-friendly,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Going through the nature of complaints, the department heads will offer solutions to the aggrieved complainants. In case no prompt action can be taken, the HoD concerned will have explain the reasons and give it in writing. Under no circumstances a genuine complainant should feel neglected,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told ( about Satish Chandra ) : “JU had come up as a consequence of the Swadeshi Movement and its present campus is located where its engineering college had been shifted in 1924. The legacy of former mayors like Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Jatindra Mohan Sengupta and Satish Chandra Ghosh is associated with the esteemed varsity of the country. The JU authorities need to write to us about the extension of the lease term and then we will offer them the land in perpetuum,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 13, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The announcement was made to simplify the process of constructing one’s own house. I have had several complaints from plot owners who have had to wait for months and at times more than a year to get a simple building plan on a 2.5-3 cottah plot approved. People are unnecessarily harassed and made to run from pillar to post. To remove the red tape, we have done away with the requirement to get a building plan sanctioned for construction of house of less than 200 sqm on 3 cottah,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “During today’s MMIC meeting, one important decision that we took is that now onwards land owners will not require building plan sanction for construction on land below three kottah in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “During today’s MMIC meeting, one important decision that we took is that now onwards land owners will not require building plan sanction for construction on land below three kottah in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “To check the structural stability will also be his responsibility. There should be a declaration by the LBS that the building plan is as per law. After this, the corporation will conduct an enquiry if the construction is being done as per the plan or not. If later, the KMC finds any LBS at fault, his or her licence will be cancelled,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The chief minister has assured that CAA and NRC won’t be implemented in West Bengal. Those who are resorting to violence are strengthening BJP,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : “We are distributing bins to every household so that they could use them to throw waste. We are requesting everyone not to use plastic bags and cups to protect the environment from pollution. We distributed jute and cloth bags to reduce the use of plastic bags. There is no shame in cleaning garbage and waste from your neighbourhood. If the Mayor of Kolkata can do it, then others can also do it. At the end of the day, your and your family’s health is more important than your prestige,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 2, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Lodge an FIR with the local police station and ensure that the new encroachers are ousted,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “It is very unfortunate the way the BJP is destroying the loyalty and morality in politics. They had done it in Karnataka, Goa and now they have replicated that in Maharashtra. They may have temporarily formed the government, but they have destroyed the ethics in politics,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 25, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "The party which is ruling the country, does not know its history and culture," External link

firstpost Monday, November 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim told : "The party which is ruling the country, does not know its history and culture," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 18, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : “The pond was located behind a building inside the park, where no visitors go. We have to find out how the child reached there and none of the security guards noticed him,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Bidhan Chandra Roy ) : “Those who vandalized Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust in Kolkata and Lenin’s statue in Tripura are the ones behind the desecration of Bidhan Roy’s bust,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : "It’s a very tragic incident. I have asked Debashis Sen to investigate into the incident and find out if there were enough guards at the spot when the accident had happened. I have also asked them to fence off all such water bodies inside the amusement park," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “We are doing our best to restrict the spread of dengue. Some cases have been reported because the weather conditions are conducive to the spread of the disease, but our health centres and testing centres are working round the clock to serve the people. BJP is trying to do politics over it, but they will not succeed because KMC is doing its best,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim added : "The BJP is only trying to create an issue out of non-issue. The people of Bengal know the real situation. The saffron party has failed to perform in states where they are in power but wouldn't get tired of lecturing us," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Both, the owners and tenants, will benefit from this system. We shall send all relevant documents to the state government for necessary action,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “BJP hired sharpshooters from Jharkhand and UP and terrorised our councillors,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “They were not taking the law into their own hands. How can we use batons or tear gas on such people?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “These migrant workers had been living in extreme fear after the five workers were brutally killed. We decided that we will not let them live in fear and hence decided to bring them back. We will stand by them in any situation,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 4, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Everybody in India has the right to go any state. Not only people from our state go to other states, but people from other states also come to Bengal to work. We never attack them,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 1, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim remarked ( about Amit Shah ) : “Why is Union home minister Amit Shah silent on the death of the five workers from Bengal?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim asked ( about Chief Minister ) : “The Chief Minister is pained to see Bengalis are being targeted elsewhere in the country. While some are being burnt alive, others are being shot dead. It is a matter of great concern for us. We are with the families of the victims. Why there should not be any protection for those who work in Kashmir?” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “The West Bengal Transport Corporation has formulated a project with time-bound schedule for manufacturing of single coach non-AC and AC trams with better look and reliability. Single coach tram will make its movement faster and city less congested,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said ( about Amit Shah ) : "It is for him (Shah) to decide where he should go. But, I would say that people of Bengal don't like the politicisation of Durga Puja as the festival is an integral part of the Bengali culture," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “As per suggestions of Public Works Department (PWD) engineers and RITES experts, only small vehicles weighing up to three tonnes will he allowed to ply on the bridge. The bridge will be open for pedestrians, but closed for buses from Sunday 6 am. The routes for around 600 buses will be diverted. We will inform about the change in the routes of these buses thought newspapers and news channels,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Firhad Hakim said : “Since RITES had, in its preliminary report, stated that the bridge was weak, banning of buses will help reduce load on Tallah Bridge, which is 57-year-old. RITES and PWD will do further study on the load-bearing capacity of the bridge before taking a call on its future, including the possibility of pulling it down,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader1.74%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
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
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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