In a recent development, the Governor of West Bengal has raised concerns over the dual roles of Firhad Hakim, a prominent member of Mamata Banerjee's cabinet serving as both the Mayor of Kolkata and a state minister. The Governor has written an important letter against him. In his letter to the state government, the Governor has raised questions about potential financial benefits Hakim is deriving from holding these offices.
The Governor's letter highlighted the establishment of a "Peace Room" in Raj Bhawan to address the grievances of the state's residents. Many complaints received in this room have been directed against Firhad Hakim. Individuals seeking assistance have reported difficulties in reaching Hakim, as they are often given conflicting information about his whereabouts.
People have told that when they call the Municipal Corporation to find Firhad Hakim regarding their problems, they are told that Hakim is currently in his ministry in the State Secretariat, while calls made to the ministry suggest that he is currently serving as the Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. This confusion has led to various problems for citizens in need of municipal services.
Furthermore, the Governor's letter revealed that many people have asked for putting up posters declaring Firhad Hakim as missing.