Chandrima, Firhad get pat on the back from Mamata

The urban development portfolio, which was currently held by Mrs Bhattacharya, has been given back to mayor Firhad Hakim, who had held it for the previous two terms. Mr Hakim, who holds the transport department, has been appointed as the minister in-charge of the department of urban development and municipal affairs as well as the housing department.

TMC: Infighting deepens over ‘One Person One Post’ demand

Our party chairperson has been reelected and she is yet to form a committee. The call for ‘One person One post’ is inappropriate till our chairperson conveys her decision. Words are being falsely alluded to Mamata Banerjee who is the only person to take a call regarding who will hold what or how many posts. These demands on Facebook are not supported by the party.”

Hakim, Adhikari make claims, counter-claims

For Siliguri to see real development, the SMC should be run on the same lines politically with the state government led by Mamata Banerjee. I mean to say, as the state government is led by Mamata Banerjee, the Corporation should be run by Mamata Banerjee's help. If so, it will help me and I will be able to bring in real development," Mr Hakim, who is also the Kolkata mayor, said.

Hakim asks KMC officials to clear pension, salary dues

Among several other initiatives announced by the KMC, of late, in a bid to ensure a quick inflow of revenue into its treasury, Mr Hakim today reiterated that to encourage the property tax defaulters to clear their dues, the civic body has waived 50 per cent of the interest amount and 100 per cent of the penalty amount.