Friday, June 25, 2021
Home News Reports Temple board head appointed by Mamata govt had once called his constituency 'Mini-Pakistan'

Temple board head appointed by Mamata govt had once called his constituency ‘Mini-Pakistan’

The Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has managed to notch another controversy after appointing a Muslim as the head of the Tarkeshwar Temple’s board. The Mamata government had recently announced a grant of Rs 5 crore and also constituted a temple development board to oversee the development of the temple and its nearby areas.

The Mamata Government chose to appoint West Bengal’s state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim as the Chairman of the board. This ended up upsetting many with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy stating that as the board of a temple is a religious matter, there isn’t a scope of a person from another religion to interfere. He has also announced his intention to seek legal recourse if the Mamata government didn’t withdraw its appointment.

Not just the decision of the Mamata government to possibly try and interfere into the temple affairs is being deemed controversial, but the choice of the individual Firhad Hakim too is raising eyebrows.

It turns out that the state minister is no stranger to controversies. In April 2016, while the Assembly elections in West Bengal were underway, Firhad Hakim had created a huge uproar after describing his Kolkata Port constituency as ”Mini-Pakistan” to the Dawn newspaper of Pakistan. The Dawn correspondent had also apparently concurred with his statement after observing many signboards in his constituency to have been written in Urdu.

A few days before that controversy, he was also embroiled in the Narada sting operation. The sting operation carried over a period of 2 years had shown 12 TMC leaders and ministers including Firhad Hakim taking bribes in exchange of favours.

His name has also cropped up in the infamous Saradha chit fund scam after allegations about his role were made by Asif Khan a former aide of ex-Railway Minister Mukul Roy.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Badly Photoshopped?’ Photographs of Captain Amarinder Singh meeting officers of Sikh Regiment raise questions

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh shared photos of him meeting Sikh Regiment officers, however the photos show signs of digital editing

Want to remove ‘Dilli ki Duri’ and ‘Dil Ki Duri’, delimitation must be completed before assembly polls: Says PM Modi in meeting with Kashmir...

PM Narendra Modi conducted the first ever meeting with Jammu and Kashmir leaders since the scrapping of Article 370 in 2019

Fatehpur: Teacher says conversion racket leaders regularly visit her school to convert Hindus, made the school teach Namaz to non-Muslim toddlers

Fatehpur Teacher says kindergarten students are being taught Urdu, Arabic and Namaz on instructions of conversation racket leader

Despite all the ‘Virat Hindu’ noises Subramanian Swamy has been making, here is why I can’t trust him

Subramanian Swamy, who has been masquerading as a 'Virat Hindu', left several political dead bodies in his path while reaching the top

YouTube video that exposed ‘farmer’ organisation’s claim about man’s death at Tikri border removed after mass reporting

OpIndia's video which contained dying declaration of Mukesh, man allegedly set on fire at by agitating 'farmers' at Tikri border has been removed by YouTube

‘We have to clap like hijras?’ AAP leader’s video insulting Brahmins and Hindu rituals goes viral

An old video where AAP leader Gopal Italia insults Satyanarayan, Bhagwad Kathas as 'useless things' has now gone viral.

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi

Despite all the ‘Virat Hindu’ noises Subramanian Swamy has been making, here is why I can’t trust him

Subramanian Swamy, who has been masquerading as a 'Virat Hindu', left several political dead bodies in his path while reaching the top

Karnataka: Muslim family kills their own daughter and her Hindu lover in front of the boy’s mother

The 19-year-old Basavaraj Madivalapaa Badiger, an autorickshaw driver at Saladahalli village, and his 18-year-old lover Davalbi Bandagisab Tambad, a resident of the neighbouring Khanapur, were allegedly murdered by the father and other family members of the girl.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,705FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe