Kolkata: June 06
Six time councilor of ward number 131, Shovan Chatterjee is the 37th mayor of Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee along with her councilors and party leaders today elected Shovan Chatterjee as the mayor of Kolkata and Farzana Alam as his deputy.
Shovan Chatterjee who has represented ward number 132 for five times before contesting from ward 131 was the mayor in council of the water supply department during the Trinamool board in the year 2000-2005. But Mamata made Farzana Alam another council member as the deputy mayor.
Shovan Chatterjee who had earned the nick name of Jal Shovan during his earlier tenure as the mayor in council today after his nomination said, “ My priorities in Kolkata are to attend to water crisis during the summer and water logging during the rains”.
But to keep her flocks together Mamata has made Subrata Mukherjee, former mayor of her party who had changed sides after losing in last municipal elections to join Congress and had rejoined back with fresh hopes of becoming the new mayor again, as the head of the chairman of the monitoring committee to oversee the city’s civic development. This could be a wise move to assess loyalty and reward loyalists.