West Bengal Urban Development Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim was elected Mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday. Mr. Hakim, the first Muslim Mayor of the city’s civic body since Independence, was nominated for the contest by TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee after Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the post.Mr. Hakim secured votes of 121 councillors in the 144-member KMC to win the election. BJP candidate Meena Devi Purohit could manage the support of only five councillors from her own party. The councillors of the Left parties and the Congress did not participate. Mr. Hakim said that his primary objective will be to serve the people of the city.