Firhad Hakim

  • Ratan Tata must stop delivering sermons like a demigod: Bengal minister August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal ministers continue to attack Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata for his remarks that he hadn't noticed any industrial development in the state. After Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that Tata had lost his mind, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim has hit out at him saying West...
  • EC directive to West Bengal government not proper: Firhad Hakim April 8, 2014

    TMC leader Firhad Hakim said the directive given to the West Bengal government by the Election Commission was not proper. He went on to say that the state government respected the EC and the commission should also respect the government. The TMC leader's statement came after the EC ordered the...
  • West Bengal: Youth quizzed for questioning Mamata Banerjee March 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A youth was quizzed by police on Sunday after he asked a minister why Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not visit a slum in West Bengal where 700 shanties were destroyed in fire on Saturday. The incident happened during Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim's visit to Sholo Bigha slum in...
  • WB governor slams TMC govt over college elections violence February 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Two days after violent clashes between the Trinamool and the Congress student union members claimed the life of a police subinspector and amidst allegations that TMC minister Firhad Hakim was shielding the accused, the Bengal governor MK Narayanan on Thursday said that ministers must not interfere in such cases. "If...
  • CAB, WB Govt on collision course September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Trinamool Congressled state government are set on a collision course on the issue of new national selector from East Zone who will be replacing the current incumbent Raja Venkat. With around a fortnight left for the new BCCI selection panel to take...
  • Trinamool not dependent on Cong: Bengal Minister June 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress is not dependent on the Congress, rather the Congress is anxiously waiting for its decision on presidential election, a senior minister in the Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday claimed. "We are not dependent on Congress, rather the Congress is eagerly waiting for our...
  • Cong free to leave Mamata govt: Trinamool minister June 17, 2012

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress minister on Saturday said ally Congress was free to quit the Mamata Banerjee ministry government in West Bengal. "Congress is free to leave the government if they want," Firhad Hakim said on the sidelines of a meeting in Howrah. Referring to WBPCC President Pradip Bhattacharya's threat...
  • Cong free to quit West Bengal govt: TMC minister June 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) minister Firhad Hakim on Saturday said that Congress is free to leave the government in West Bengal. The statement came after the West Bengal Congress said that they would like to exit the state government after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's decision to not support Finance Minister...
  • West Bengal: New CM, new work culture May 22, 2011

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was on foot again to the Writers' Buildings - and this time she caused a flutter by turning up for work on a Saturday - something the staff at the state secretariat are not used to. Apart from holding meetings with her ministers, Banerjee utilised the day...