Trinamool Congress nominee Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha
Mithun was nominated to the Upper House by the ruling Trinamool Congress from West Bengal in February last year.
Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha citing the health issues.
Mithun was nominated to the Upper House by the ruling Trinamool Congress from West Bengal in February last year. The veteran actor had recorded poor attendance of 10 percent and members of the house were questioning the continued absence of Mithun. Mithun skipped most of the important functions of the TMC too after being nominated to Rajya Sabha.
Mithun’s close aides are saying that Mithun’s proximity with the ruling party and allegations of his involvement in the Saradha scam was taking a toll on his personal and professional life.
“Mithun had distanced himself from the party after being summoned by the ED for being one of the brand ambassadors of the Saradha Group. There had been a lot of turbulence back home and soon he will put in his papers. He has also decided that he will not campaign for any of the candidates during the Assembly elections next year,” said one of Mithun’s close aides.
Mithun is the only person associated with the Saradha Group who voluntarily returned the amount he had received from the firm. On June 16 this year, he sent a draft of Rs 1.19 crore to the Kolkata ED office, through his lawyer.