West Bengal minister and TMC Leader Firhad Hakim triggered a controversy by allegedly describing his constituency as “mini-Pakistan” to a correspondent of Pakistani daily The Dawn, as reported. When asked for clarification, he said “a journalist came over & she felt like it’s like her place”. If West Bengal has really become Mini Pakistan, then it is in Deep Trouble.

As per a report in Pakistani daily The Dawn, the Minister for Urban Development and for Municipal Affairs in Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet Bobby Firhad Hakim addressed Garden Reach as ‘mini-Pakistan’ while taking a Pakistani daily journalist for a stroll.

“Please come along and let us take you to mini-Pakistan in Kolkata,” The Dawn reporter Maleeha Hamid Siddiqui quoted him as saying.

The Dawn reporter further writes, “Seeing me loitering around with my notebook in hand, the men in the neighbourhood want to know what TV channel I work for. When I tell them I am from Pakistan, they break into broad smiles and tell me of their relatives who live back home.”

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