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Hakim elected Kolkata Mayor, pledges to make city pollution-free

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Urban Development and was on Monday elected of Kolkata.

In a straight contest for the top post in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Hakim defeated candidate by securing 121 votes in the 144-member (KMC) election.

Purohit got five votes.

Twelve Left Front and two councillors boycotted the election.

The post of had fallen vacant after resigned following instructions from Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister

Countering BJP's criticism that he has been given the post as part of Banerjee's minority appeasement politics, Hakim said people should judge him by his work, and not his religion.

"I'll work for the development and beautification of the metropolis. I will work towards making the city pollution-free," he said.

Hakim promised tax rebates for the citizens if they planted trees in their houses. The new also underscored the need for waste management and recycling.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 23:36 IST